You may have noticed that ‘Life-on-Tiree’ has been strangely silent. It is not that we have abandoned the island or the blog. It is simply that we have been absent. Absence means in most instances no posts. The prolonged silence was down to several factors. We were busy the week before leaving for the Mainland. […]Read more "Absence Makes . . ."
An appointment in Glasgow saw me on Monday Morning’s flight. The flight was slightly earlier than the normal timings. And it was a beautiful sunny November morning. It being Monday there were two planes. The tiny ‘Islander’ that serves Oban, Coll and Tiree. And the the larger ‘Twin Otter’ for Glasgow International Airport. Although larger […]Read more "Contrasting Perspectives"
The Tiree Wave Classic is over for another year. Many of the surfers left the island over the weekend. Although some are still present the island feels much quieter. This is particularly noticeable as you negotiate our single track roads. Today marked the start of the ferry’s winter timetable. This means there is no ferry on a Wednesday or […]Read more "Home And Away"
We woke up to sunshine. As we started to pack there was a sudden downpour. So it was to be for most of the day – sunshine and showers. The previous day we had occasion to visit Baugh. Millport is an attractive location at any time. It is especially so when ‘Pelican’ is there. Low […]Read more "Sunshine and Showers"
It was ‘Ropes Away’. The bow and stern ropes were released The strong cords holding us to Tiree were set free. The link was severed and we were on our way. It was the first leg of many on our journey. First of all to Oban and then Glasgow. Then on to England and beyond. […]Read more "“Ropes Away”"
Our journey south took us to London where for a few days we enjoyed warm springlike days but our departure from London was in snowy, wintry conditions. Thankfully the journey north was uncomplicated. Our arrival in Glasgow by train was to time. There was even time for a cuppa. Overrunning roadworks meant congestion. The coach […]Read more "Homeward Bound"
It felt like the Exodus. What a contrast with Tuesday’s sailing. On that occasion only seven passengers disembarked. That included two cars, one cyclist and three foot passengers. There were a few more boarding but in no way was the ferry busy. In the winter timetable there is no Friday sailing. Saturday’s ferry was uncertain […]Read more "The Exodus"