Homeward Bound

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 […]

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Not a Snowflake in Sight

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 […]

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Atlantic Facing

For the past two months the Church of Scotland Manse at Gott Bay has been occupied. A retired minister and his wife from Australia have been in residence. During their stay they have been serving the congregation. It has been a joy to get to know them. Ted is rather limited in the distance that […]

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Storm Georgina

Once again Tiree has missed the worst of this winter’s storms. The latest named storm, ‘Georgina’, passed by Tiree with a glancing bow. The Met Office website is at present unable to display the windspeed record. Since 8:00 yesterday evening the wind speed data for the past 24hours is blank. WeatherPro by MeteoGroup is generally […]

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Barra Bound

CalMac provide a summer only service  to the island of Barra from the Isle of Tiree. It makes the once a week crossing – there and back – on a Wednesday. For the past two weeks this sailing has been cancelled. The reason given was the wind and the waves. This was the Penultimate Passage […]

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Spindrift Special

There is something special about spindrift. Today we didn’t have to travel far to see it. It was right on our doorstep. We’ll not quite literally! Since the equinox the wind has been a feature of the weather. On several occasion the ferry has been on an alert. On Sunday the crossing had to be […]

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A Glassy Sea

The Passage of Tiree was like glass today. No wonder at 10:00am the wind speed was 1 mph. When the MV Clansman berthed at Tiree’s pier (11:05) the wind was 5 mph. Since coming to Tiree four years ago we have felt drawn to the pier. Most days we walk at least once or twice […]

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