Friday morning did not bode well. The ferry arrives early on Fridays – 9:35am. The weather was grey, overcast and with a breeze. A yacht at its moorings was evidence of the slight swell. The MV Clansman swung round to approach the pier. (The ferry always berths with her stern ramp to the linkspan. ) As […]Read more "The Elusive Blood Moon"
It’s just gone 9:00pm and the grass outside is turning to gold. The sun has not yet set but its rays are working their powerful effect. As the lengthening beams caress the landscape they entice you outside. As we step outside all feels calm for the air is still. It will be no long walk […]Read more "A Sunday Evening Stroll"
We are out West heading between Manal and Hynish. There she appeared the Matriarch of the Machair. There she stood between the rocks. Yet only metres from the shore. It is three weeks since we returned to Tiree from our holiday. In that time we have enjoyed a spell of sunny, dry weather. This is […]Read more "Matriarch of the Machair"
Sun, sea and sand – what a stunning combination. Add to that a trip onboard a rib to Skerryvore Lighthouse. Then add to that a full moon and the related high and low tides. And if that were not enough add to that heady mixture the Machair in bloom. Day after day the sun has […]Read more "Simply Stunning"
Generally speaking it is not a compliment to be described as a ‘Show Off’. However to show off the island to a visitor is a different matter. And yesterday Tiree was was to be seen at its very best. We were not the sunniest place in the UK. We were not even the sunniest place […]Read more "‘Showing Off’"
The difference could hardly have been more marked. On one evening yet another colourful sunset. The following evening an overcast sky. Contrasting yet both atmospheric. The week has been mainly characterised by bright blue skies. Some days the breeze has even had a hint of warmth. And the sunsets have been a great delight. Friday […]Read more "Atmospheric!"
No Red, Amber or Yellow Alerts for the Isle of Tiree. The island has avoided the worst of the weather. In fact it has remained green for go. It has been unusually cold for the island. Sadly there have been burst pipes. Imagine a frozen ‘Island Loch’. Imagine crunchy sand. It’s been cold! On at […]Read more "Green For Go"
Blue Sky and not a snow flake in sight. The only snow to be seen is miles away across the water. There is still snow on Ben More on Mull, Skye and Mainland Peaks. For the past four days we have enjoyed sunshine. It would not be truthful to say bright, warm, sunshine. There is […]Read more "Not a Snowflake in Sight"
This year we saw in the New Year in Dundee What an enjoyable time we spent in the City of Discovery. It included a visit to the Dundee Rep Theatre to see ‘A Christmas Carol’. On New Year’s Day we witnessed the annual ‘Big Dook’ at Broughty Ferry. Our return journey was by Megabus to […]Read more "A Watery Welcome"
What a beautiful winter’s day on the Isle of Tiree. We have looked out on a snowy landscape For the most part it has been no problem. No hassle. No inconvenience. What a contrast with reports and photographs we have been receiving. Tiree Airport was open and ready for business today with the runways cleared. […]Read more "Snow! No Problem!"