We woke up to an island shrouded in mist. On a Friday the ferry departs Oban an hour earlier at 6:15am. It then sails directly to Tiree with an arrival time of 9:35am. From our home we could distinctly hear the haunting sound of her horn. On board her was the Team Leader of the […]Read more "Hauntingly Beautiful"
Sun, sea and sand – what a stunning combination. Add to that a trip onboard a rib to Skerryvore Lighthouse. Then add to that a full moon and the related high and low tides. And if that were not enough add to that heady mixture the Machair in bloom. Day after day the sun has […]Read more "Simply Stunning"
Since arriving back on Tiree from our holiday the sun has shone every day. Indeed on Friday Tiree was the sunniest place in the United Kingdom. It is a claim that is backed by the Met Office. Our son arrived by plane on Friday afternoon to blue skies. The view from the plane from Glasgow […]Read more "Blue Sky Thinking"
Frost and snow are meant to be rare on the Isle of Tiree. Yet this year, 2018, it is as if the abnormal has become the normal. In the past seven days we have seen lochens frozen and the Machair turn white. More often than not both sunrise and sunset have been hidden from view. […]Read more "The New Norm"
It is no exaggeration to say it was dramatic at the pier today. In Scarinish on the Isle of Tiree we woke up to a sprinkling of snow. As the morning wore on there were short, sharp, showers of hail and snow. When the MV Clansman berthed it was something different. The vessel departed the […]Read more "Snow Drama"
Frost is not unknown on Tiree. However frost is not a common occurrence. Thursday morning was one of these rare frosty occasions First light at present is around 8:00am Drawing back the curtains the moon was visible. Looking out – Jupiter was to be seen just below the moon. In galleries double mouse-over for captions. […]Read more "One Frosty Morning"
The phone rang! The phone was answered. The caller asked, “Did you see the sunrise?” The caller continued, “I wanted to warn you, it’s cold!” The sunrise had some warm colours. But the sky also hinted at the temperature outside. It was cold, just above freezing, but not as cold as the Mainland. At 8:00am […]Read more "Wind Chill"