Bed and Breakfast had been booked in Oban. It was important that we had a contingency plan. Thankfully the PS Waverley’s advertised sailing took place. There was no need to resort to PLAN B – travel from Tiree to Oban by the ferry. Our arrival at Oban’s North Pier was just after 7:30pm. It was […]Read more "Epilogue"
Yes! Full Steam Ahead bound for Tobermory and Oban. But first we must reverse away from the pier out into the bay. This is Life on Tiree on board the world’s last sea-going paddle steamer. The sun has broken through the clouds. It is looking promising for our sail to Oban. The telegraph sounds from […]Read more "Full Steam Ahead – Part 2"
On the evening of the 10th February and into the morning of the following day three celestial events coincide to give a spectacular display The first event is a full moon. Native American Indians know it as the ‘Snow Moon’. This particular full moon was the time of year when snow was most anticipated. When […]Read more "Snow Moon"
It’s about 9:00am on Sunday the 1st of January 2017. A voice from the kitchen announces, “Look at that sunrise!” The forecast was for sunshine in the hours of daylight. In the morning clouds cast doubts on this. A walk was in order before lunch. The wind was from the north. “It was cold!” Cloud […]Read more "January 1st 2017"
An Talla was the venue, the date was Tuesday the 22nd of November and the occasion was the book launch of ‘Longships on the Sand’. The author is Dr John Holliday, who was the general medical practitioner on Tiree for thirty years. Graciously and humbly he informed his audience of the background to the book. […]Read more "LONGSHIPS ON THE SAND"
The Tiree Ultra Marathon is ultra in so many ways. For a start there is the beautiful island location. It is friendly and has a family atmosphere. It is competitive and yet supportive. Runners look out for each other. (In galleries mouse-over for captions and double click for larger photographs) From before dawn until after dusk […]Read more "Ultra Marathon 2016"
There’s been a joke doing the rounds on Tiree. They should have had ‘Wet, Wet, Wet’ playing at TMF. It has been a weekend of persistent dreich, damp weather. On Sunday evening sea fog (haar) began and settled in overnight. The first ferry departed Oban at 5:30am and arrived Tiree at 9:20am. Long before the […]Read more "Wait! Wait! Wait!"