IMPRESSIVE

Impressive Indeed! Once again the Mighty One Prevailed. The weather forecast for the week was for wind. First of all Saturday looked doubtful. Sunday’s does not look much better either. Monday’s forecast is for winds gusting to over 50mph. As expected Saturday’s sailing was placed on an alert. It was liable to disruption or cancellation […]

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SAILING HOME

‘Sailing home’. Perhaps it ought to be ‘Rail-Sail’. Our journey to Tiree included both train and ferry. A joy shared with a fellow enthusiast also homeward bound by ferry. ‘I love it when a plan comes together.’ Stop! ‘There is many a slip between cup and lip’. However In the end it all worked out […]

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On A Wild April Day

DANI GARAVELLI wrote in ‘The Scotsman’ ‘If your home is in the Hebrides, CalMac is woven into the fabric of your life and every disruption to its service has a consequence.’ The writer states, ‘When you rely on a service for your quality of life, your feelings are more complex than those of the occasional […]

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Summer! Really?

Baroque legend Vivaldi’s most famous work for violin is ‘The Four Seasons’. We usually associate Vivaldi with Venice and the Italian sun. Is there a hint here that Summer is on its way? Spring is the transition season between Winter and Summer. In Spring daylight hours noticeably get much longer Temperatures normally start to get […]

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Start The Week

Even in the days of 24/7 working the expression the working week still exists. For example, ‘The item you ordered will delivered in 3 working days.’ Working days are generally defined as Monday to Fridays. These five days are regarded as the ‘working week’. Saturday and Sunday are the weekend. Sometimes Sunday is mistakenly referred […]

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The Mighty One Returns

The Mighty One Returns! The return is only temporary for now. Today she returned from her visit to Birkenhead. She had gone down south to dry dock for her annual overhaul. Before her trip south she spent a few days working in the Clyde. She was there to replace the MV Caledonian Isles. The latter […]

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“Haste Ye Back!”

The powers that be have decreed that the MV Clansman leave the waters of the Inner Hebrides for the Firth of Clyde. To facilitate this transfer she was scheduled to leave Oban an hour earlier than normal – 6:15 instead of 7:15 but due to a technical problem her departure was delayed. This untimely transfer […]

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