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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A Stunning Start

As we stood on Tiree’s pier waiting to board the MV Clansman someone commented, “You should get some great photographs this evening.” It was the first leg of our journey to Thame, Oxfordshire, a journey by public transport that would see us passing through, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London. The island has enjoyed a period of […]

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MULLING ABOUT

The Isle of Tiree does not often get a mention on the Scottish News, far less the ‘National (UK) News’, yet on Wednesday the 20th of April Tiree got a passing mention. The reporter was commenting on the ferry woes relating to the Isle of Arran due to the breakdown of the ‘MV Caledonian Isles’. […]

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Home And Away

On Monday morning the ‘MV Hebrides’ berthed in Oban having  sailed overnight from Liverpool. Later in the day she set sail for Lochmaddy (North Uist) where she berthed overnight. With the ‘MV Hebrides’ back on the ‘Uig Triangle’ (Skye / North Uist / Harris) the ‘Mighty One’ was released to return to Oban.  At 8:29 […]

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Alert, Arrival, Aggregates

It’s not the three ‘Rs’ – “Reading Writing and Arithmetic”. It is not even “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”. Nor is it “Recruitment, Resources and Results”. In this instance it is three ‘As’ – “Alert, Arrival and Aggregates”. Alerted on Wednesday evening to Friday’s arrival of the CEG Cosmos, a high cubic capacity box hold vessel; […]

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Here Comes The Sun

With the sun transforming everything it touched for the second day in a row and a forecast for more to come in the week ahead I found myself thinking, ‘Here Comes The Sun’. The words somehow seemed familiar. To those familiar with the song, ‘Here Comes The Sun’ please excuse my ignorance. I did not […]

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SNAP!

At a first glance the headline photograph looks picturesque with the ‘MV Isle of Mull’ alongside the pier at Tiree and the moon was already high in the deep blue sky. However, a closer look at the photograph reveals that all is not as it appears. What a start to the year it has been […]

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