The Unexpected

Tuesday the 4th of August was a stormy day, both wet and windy.  The ferry was on an alert of possible disruption and berthing at Coll and Tiree was not guaranteed.  Even with fins (stabilisers) those who travelled to the island on Tuesday certainly knew that they were on board a ship. They were no […]

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Say What You See

No! Lockdown and social distancing has not been all too much It’s just I thought that we might commence with a game. You could call it ‘Catch Phrase’ or ‘Dingbats’. ‘Just say what you see.’ Well! Did you work it out? Was the clue  too easy for you? Anywhere the phrase is, ‘Just in case’. […]

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Unrestricted Travel

Yes! That’s correct. Unrestricted travel to, from and around Tiree by imagination. Let us take you to the West End of the island to Lag na Cleite, or as it more commonly known ‘Happy Valley’.  Due to the current restrictions amidst a lockdown on all but essential travel across the whole of the UK, we will travel […]

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Sunset Strand

For a brief period in mid-afternoon it had clouded over. However, for the most part, it had been a sunny day. So it was we decided to go for a walk at sunset. Our chosen location was Gott Bay. Around 20:45 we parked the car at Kirkapol. We were just in front the redundant church […]

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Eriksome

It’s Winter. It’s the month of February. Stormy weather is to be expected. This past week the Met Office issued the following warning, A deep area of low-pressure will track northeast across Britain through Friday and Saturday, bringing strong winds and gales to parts of Northern Ireland, northern England and Scotland. Met Éireann named the […]

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A Touch of Silver

Glancing out of the window a large vessel could be seen on the horizon. Closer inspection revealed this to be a cruise ship. Marine Traffic identified it as ‘Silver Wind
’. The Silver Sea Website claims
 Silver Wind is a perfect illustration of how complete a small-sized ship can be. With just 296-guests, beautiful suites and […]

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Matriarch of the Machair

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 […]

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Luminance

There was a marked difference in the light over Tiree today. The clear blue skies were replaced by a haze. This was particular true over the seascape. The Isle of Mull was hidden from view. Our eldest son was leaving for home on today’s (Friday’s) ferry. The MV Lord of the Isles was due to […]

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TRIP OF A LIFETIME

What a day it has turned out to be be. Blue sky with clear views to neighbouring islands. So still that bird song travelled far and was music to the ears. It was all that the weather forecast predicated and more. Here on Tiree there was no need for coat, hat scarf and gloves. Especially […]

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