It is an unusual occurence. It is more associated with cattle or sheep sales. It is not often a ferry arrives in Tiree in the hours of darkness. Yet, twice this week the MV Lord of the Isles has arrived after sunset. The MV Lord of the Isles approaching Tiree’s pier. The MV Hebrides is in Garvel Dry […]Read more "Lights Please"
The word was out that a cruise ship, the MS Europa 2, had navigated the waters of the Passage of Tiree taking in Iona and the Treshnish Isles, before stopping for the night in the Sound of Mull, close to Tobermory and its Bay. “It’s BIG!” “It’s a floating grand hotel.” “It’s one of these […]Read more "A Cat can look at the Queen"
Do you know the feeling? You turn the key in the ignition. Perhaps there might be a slight cough. But your car steadfastly refuses to start. After a pause you make a further attempt. Nothing happens! When you try the ignition and nothing happens it is concerning. It produces a sinking feeling in the pit of the […]Read more "That Sinking Feeling!"
During the summer 2016 timetable the Wednesday sailing from Oban to Coll and Tiree continues onward to Barra and then returns to Tiree. This enables visitors to spend six hours exploring Tiree and permits traffic to sail directly between Tiree and Barra. With this evening’s return sailing alongside Tiree’s pier the fishing boat ‘Atlantis’ arrives home in the […]Read more "When the boat comes in"
This evening was the last additional sailing in connection with the Music Festival. It provided another afternoon sailing to the island from Oban. It avoided an early morning rise for those travelling. It enabled those wishing to the visit Tiree for the day to do so. Instead of the return sailing to Barra, it was […]Read more "One Off – One ON"
Today it’s been all go at the pier. Marine Traffic revealed the presence of a unexpected visitor. This was an event that certainly had to be investigated. The vessel was berthed alongside the pier. Two tractors and trailers were busy helping with the unloading. The MV Burhou is owned and operated by the Great Glen Shipping Company. The MV Burhou […]Read more "All Go at the Pier"
This morning at 10:00 the PS Waverley departed from Oban North Pier calling at Tobermory and Tiree before providing a cruise of the Gunna Sound – this is the sound that separates the islands of Coll and Tiree. What a perfect day for a sail up the Sound of Mull and out into the Passage […]Read more "A Grand Day Out"