Remarkable Seamanship

It was Tuesday evening and the wind had been gusting to 40mph from the South East, the swell was clear to see and it was high tide. These were far from ideal conditions for berthing at Tiree. Earlier in the day the ‘MV Clansman’ had been unable to berth at Colonsay, although en route to […]

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A Nautical Theme

It must have been around 10am that a caller at our home enquired about an unusual ferry berthed at the pier. A quick look at Marine Traffic confirmed that the vessel was the Hebridean Princess.  Built as a ferry she no longer operates in that capacity as after a refit in 1989 she emerged as […]

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Drumbeat

Walking from our home towards the pier we could see two enormous masts out in the bay. A quick glance at Marine Traffic revealed that the masts in question belonged to the yacht Drumbeat. At this point in time we did not have the camera with us as the weather, although just about dry, was […]

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Every Reason To Be Grateful

The photographs may have a nautical theme but the narrative is much wider. The latter is an explanation of why we have every reason to be grateful. The occasion was a brief visit to the Mainland port of Oban for an appointment at the ‘Lorne and Islands Hospital’. The appointment was on the Friday morning […]

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STEALING THE SHOW

Sunday evening brought to a climax a weekend of celebration Throughout the UK many came together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  Here on the Isle of Tiree the weekend began with the lighting of a beacon/bonfire on top of Ben Gott on Thursday and concluded on Sunday with ‘afternoon tea’ in An Talla (the […]

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A Timely Catch-Up

A month has passed since we last reported on our life on Tiree. On that occasion we were travelling south to meet up with our family for a celebration – our Golden wedding – although the actual date was in January. In all we were off island for two whole weeks. However, we have been […]

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