The day before Storm Callum struck began with winds gusting to 39mph from the SE. When the ferry arrived it was prepared to drop its anchor in order to berth safely. The previous day had been like a dress rehearsal for the occasion. With the anchor weighed the Clansman headed out to sea. Compared to the […]Read more "Calm Before Callum"
A red sky at night according to folklore is a shepherd’s delight. Yet not every red sky at night heralds fine weather the next day. Tuesday was a good example of the exception to the general rule. This week Monday’s sunshine was followed by a colourful sunset. However Monday’s sunset was followed by Tuesday’s low […]Read more "Come Fly With Me"
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"