Drumbeat

Walking from our home towards the pier we could see two enormous masts out in the bay. A quick glance at Marine Traffic revealed that the masts in question belonged to the yacht Drumbeat. At this point in time we did not have the camera with us as the weather, although just about dry, was […]

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STEALING THE SHOW

Sunday evening brought to a climax a weekend of celebration Throughout the UK many came together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  Here on the Isle of Tiree the weekend began with the lighting of a beacon/bonfire on top of Ben Gott on Thursday and concluded on Sunday with ‘afternoon tea’ in An Talla (the […]

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Here Comes The Sun

With the sun transforming everything it touched for the second day in a row and a forecast for more to come in the week ahead I found myself thinking, ‘Here Comes The Sun’. The words somehow seemed familiar. To those familiar with the song, ‘Here Comes The Sun’ please excuse my ignorance. I did not […]

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Repeat Performance

No two performances are identical but at first it felt like a repeat performance of the day before. We woke up to the wind speed about 46mph and gusts of 59mph. It was indeed another stormy morning. The sky was perhaps a little lighter and it was raining off and on. With high tide in […]

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An Unnamed Storm

As anticipated in the previous post the ferry did not sail to either Coll or Tiree today. Yesterday was breezy but today Tuesday the 8th of March is stormy. March came in a like a lamb but today it has felt much more like a lion. It was a storm with no name. As we […]

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Breezy

With gusts of 62mph forecast for Tuesday the 8th of March, Tuesday’s ferry is on an alert of delay or cancellation at shortnotice. The expectation is that anytime soon it will be cancelled. After three glorious calm, sunny days, today Monday 7th of March was a bit of a shock to the system. There was […]

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Rising And Falling

When we went to bed around midnight on Sunday evening the slates on our roof were rising and falling, rattling and rolling. Throughout the afternoon and evening the wind speed had been steadily ratcheting up so that by midnight the gusts were officially 68mph at Tiree Airport. (No doubt higher on Ben Gott and in […]

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GRATITUDE

At present there is much uncertainty on the world stage.  The news media have shifted their focus from covid and ‘partygate’ to the threat of war in Europe.  Closer to home on Tiree there is also uncertainty, but not of the same magnitude. CalMac, the ferry operator’ speaks in terms of ‘ongoing adverse weather conditions’ […]

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Nae Thursday Ferry

CalMac have issued a status alert that Thursday’s ferry (17th February) for Coll and Tiree has been cancelled due to an adverse weather forecast. On Thursday there will be an update regarding the possibility of putting on a sailing on Friday. Storm Dudley – and possibly Storm Eunice – have added to the challenges facing […]

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Success At Second Attempt

Looking back we are so thankful that we chose to return to Tiree on Tuesday the 4th of January. Although the ferry was unable to berth at the Isle of Coll, it successfully berthed at Tiree, thanks to the great skill of skipper, crew and pier staff. The next scheduled sailing for Coll and Tiree […]

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