One of the many joys of life on Tiree is meeting new people. This is particularly true of our involvement in Tiree Baptist Church. Visitors to Tiree often swell the numbers attending the Sunday Gathering at An Talla, the island’s community hall. It is also true of ‘Coffee Pot’ held every other Thursday at the […]Read more "Wilderness Wandering"
Saturday had been sunny – ideal walking weather. Sunday was the opposite – it was wild, wet and windy. In the early afternoon the gusts were recorded at 49mph. The sea was stormy. The tides were pronounced. However the Mighty Clansman won through. In the evening the wind abated. For a brief interlude the setting […]Read more "A West-End Walk"
A red sky at night according to folklore is a shepherd’s delight. Yet not every red sky at night heralds fine weather the next day. Tuesday was a good example of the exception to the general rule. This week Monday’s sunshine was followed by a colourful sunset. However Monday’s sunset was followed by Tuesday’s low […]Read more "Come Fly With Me"
And I want to go where the great Atlantic roars, From the cliffs of Kenevara to majestic Skerryvore, And breath again the air my island body craves, And feel again the freedom of the land below the waves. Skipinnish We have just returned from a long weekend visiting family on the mainland. This afternoon it […]Read more "Atlantic Roar"
It was a long weekend with a difference. The difference was the wonderful weather. The weather many are hoping for next weekend. Next weekend is the Early May Bank Holiday and Tiree 10k. The forecast for much of the UK had been ominous. ‘High winds and a month’s rainfall in a day.’ In fact it […]Read more "“What A Weekend!”"
Gott Bay for Action and Atmosphere. A regular haunt for land yachts and surfers. A beautiful bay where kite surfers frequently frequent. On this gentle sloping beach the waves roll in day in day out. Here the wild west wind whips up splendid spindrift. Yet on calm days the waves caress its shore. Yesterday […]Read more "Atmospheric Action"
With the prefix ‘Bale’ being common there are several ‘B’s on Tiree. Of course if it were beaches there are so many to visit. Today’s 2Bs are Baugh and Balephetrish. The restored Dr Buchanan’s Memorial is a prominent feature. Dr Buchanan was Tiree’s first doctor from 1860 until his death in 1911. Such was the respect […]Read more "A Day of 2Bs"
Beautiful Baugh. Colourful Crossapol. Take your pick for both names are appropriate. Baugh Beach is often referred to as Crossapol Beach. This afternoon we had a difficult decision to make. ‘What beach were we going to walk along?’ On Tiree you are spoilt for choice. A good example of the action at Colourful Crossapol We […]Read more "Colourful Crossapol"
The daylight hours of Wednesday 23rd August proved to be a weather window. Overnight on Tuesday/ Wednesday there was thunder and lightening. The rain had to be seen and heard to be believed. “It was like living under a waterfall.” The BBC Reported: Tiree in the Inner Hebrides, often one of the sunniest places in […]Read more "Weather Window"
Why are the flags flying? It is not simply because the sun is out. The flags are flying for the Tiree Music Festival. It is July and it feels like summer. The sky is blue and the air is pleasantly warm. And the sea, azure blue, looks so enticing, so inviting. What a great start […]Read more "The Flags Are Out!"