“The Long Haul”. This is not a reference to the length of rope attached to the boats moored at Millport on the Isle of Tiree, nor to the length of our walk from our home in Scarinish to the Surgery at Baugh and back again. Rather, it is reference to the much touted phrase employed […]Read more "The Long Haul"
Today social distancing almost turned into self isolation. Under government guidelines we both fall into the category that is required to social distance ourselves. As yet we are not required to socially isolate ourselves. It was a real delight yesterday to enjoy some sunshine after the persistent rain that we have had over the winter […]Read more "Distancing or Isolation"
It is good to go but great to return. The purpose of our going was to attend the Baptist Union of Scotland’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations and Assembly at Motherwell Civic Centre. However, like most islanders you want to make the most of your time on the mainland. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a suite […]Read more "Return to Sunshine"
Various family members have previously enjoyed a Tiree Sea Tour. I had put off availing myself of this exciting opportunity My chief concern was stepping on and off the rib. I needn’t have given it a moment’s thought. Frazer and Kris were on hand to help. “Nae problem!” Frazer and Kris make a great team. […]Read more "Exhilarating!"
The sun is shining. The sea is a myriad shades of blue. And Tiree’s famous Machair is in full bloom. Walk, cycle or drive, the island is looking particularly beautiful. From East to West and North to South it is stunning. The island is aive with a riot of colour. It was just last week. […]Read more "‘Just Growing Wild’"
March 2019 came in like a lion and it went out like a lamb. What a beautiful day Sunday the 31st of March proved to be. From sunrise to sunset the sun shone and it even felt relatively warm. Saturday’s Sunset (Mouseover for captions – double-click for larger photographs) Saturday paved the way for Sunday. […]Read more "Briagha! Beautiful!"
Yet another truly beautiful day on the Isle of Tiree. From dawn to dusk there has been sunshine. There has hardly been a cloud in the sky. Any clouds have just been wispy. We woke to the orange glow of first light. The view to the south was of the Paps Jura Who could resist […]Read more "Sunrise To Sunset"
Temperatures soared over the UK. Some of the highest were recorded in Scotland. Here on the Isle of Tiree we managed a maximum of 23.6 °. With no wind and no clouds it felt even warmer. (The temperature is recorded in the shade.) What a day it turned out to be. Even the tar was […]Read more "As Temperatures Soared"
It was our guests last full day on Tiree. It was proving to be one of their calmest, warmest days. As the day progressed the early morning clouds dispersed. In their place was a clear blue sky heralding a great evening ahead. On Sundays it is a joy to meet with the church family to […]Read more "A Fitting Finale"
Sunday evening was crowned with a sunset. Monday dawned fair but by the afternoon the wind was beginning to rise By 6:00pm you knew it was going to be a wild night of wind and driving rain. It was indeed a wild 12 hours with the southerly wind gusting to over 50mph. Much of the […]Read more "White Horses And Golden Daffodils"