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!"
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"
With a visitor in residence there are some places you must take them and so this afternoon we headed to the West End. First we enjoyed lunch at the Farmhouse Cafe. (Bright surroundings, great service and wholesome food.) Then it was out to meet the bull-calf going to Stirling on May 1st. All the best […]Read more "West End Safari"
. . . ‘I Spy’ . . . A game played by generations. Spotters’ guides written for British children, they were particularly successful in the 1950s and 1960s in their original form and again when relaunched by Michelin in 2009 after a seven-year gap in publishing. Tiree has its own popular series of spotter books […]Read more "Eye-Spy"
It had to happen. Even on Tiree it couldn’t go on forever. Four weeks of almost unbroken sunshine had to come to an end. Nevertheless there is a hardly a breeze and the sea is still flat and calm Temporarily the stunning sets are absent. There have been occasional breaks in the clouds. And the […]Read more "Inspiring Visitors"
“Why choose the hottest day of the year thus far to go cutting the grass? Your natural garden was providing a welcome relief from the sun. And have you considered the haven you afford for wild flowers? There is a ‘Life on Tiree’ for us too.” “It’s bad enough the neighbours cutting the grass. We thought […]Read more "Mind Me!"
Today dawned bright, sunny and calm. The MV Clansman entered into the silvery waters of Gott Bay. It was just as if a spotlight had been focused on the ferry. What a contrast with the day before when the water was cold and leaden. Due to the MV Isle of Lewis being in dry dock […]Read more "Here Comes The Sunshine"
A colourful character dropped by for lunch today on what was otherwise a rather grey day. Before coming to Tiree we acquired a couple of bird feeders. A thoughtful Christmas present added to the collection. With the gift came a large sack of bird food. What pleasure this has brought. Over the winter it seemed […]Read more "A Colourful Visitor"
Let’s go for a walk. Where shall we go today? Let’s walk round Ben Hough. The weather forecast is for good weather. Parking the car, there were clear views north towards Eigg and Rum. From Hough beach the view was towards the Outer Hebrides. Beinn Mhor on South Uist was impressive. Mousover for captions – double click […]Read more "Spring Round Hough"
It is the Easter Weekend. Officially Spring has sprung. However, it has felt more like winter. The breeze has had a raw edge to it all day. As the daylight hours were drawing to a close there was a tantalising view westwards of the sun. Could it really be true that the forecasters have got […]Read more "A Tantalising View"