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"
The week began on the Saturday. It ran through to the following Friday. And it involved life on and off the Isle of Tiree. An appointment in Glasgow meant leaving the island. We decided to travel outward by the ferry to Oban. The weather for the crossing was damp and dull. But there was nothing […]Read more "What A Week"
We did the rising, the sun did the shining. After a weekend away for a family event in the Borders, It was time to return to our home on the beautiful Isle of Tiree. (In galleries mouse-over for captions and double click for larger photos) The venue was Aikwood Tower near Selkirk. The journey home included […]Read more "Rise and Shine"
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"
There is no bridge or tunnel linking Tiree to the Mainland. For vehicles the only link is the CalMac ferry to Oban. Many foot passengers choose to travel by ferry. The crossing is normally just under 4 hours. The journey can be memorable …. In galleries double-click for larger pictures. Mouse-over for captions in galleries […]Read more "An Unscheduled Stay"