Seasonal Interludes

This evening our home is being assaulted once again. Outside the south westerly wind is swirling and gusting. These gusts of 53mph have a knack of finding their way inside. Venturing outside is at one and the same time challenging and exhilarating. It has been a week of seasonal interludes. There has been sunshine, scattered […]

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The Mighty One

On Thursday, from mid-afternoon onwards, the wind steadily rose. Around midnight the gusts peaked at 52 mph. At 9:00am – the gusts were still 43 mph. Little wonder the ferry was on an alert. To see the conditions best double click on photograph in galleries. Mouse-over for captions. The ferry left Oban Ferry Terminal at […]

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Sunshine Sandwich

Our Tiree Sandwich. Yesterday was the filling – sunshine. On either side of Saturday it has been stormy. At present the rain is lashing down, driven by high winds. Friday was a dull, grey day. It didn’t rain all day, but when it did, it did. By night-time the wind had started to rise to […]

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Batten Down The Hatches

This afternoon many from the island gathered at the War Memorial in Pier Road for the annual ‘Act of Remembrance’.  Although by three o’clock there was a nip in the air, the day began warm and bright.  So mild that the midges were out!  For most of the day Gott Bay was resplendent in the sunshine. […]

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Adverse Weather

Living on a Hebridean Island off the West Coast of Scotland the phrase “adverse weather’ has threatening connotations. The ferry may be may be liable to disruption, delay or cancellation. With only one sailing a day scheduled in the summer timetable, and five sailings a week in the winter timetable, the ferry service is vital. […]

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Weather Eye

The weather on the Isle of Tiree has abruptly changed over the last week. Warm sunny days have been replaced by grey skies and stormy conditions. Calm blue seas have turned leaden, with wild waves crested by white horses. At the pier this means heavier, thicker ropes are deployed. No longer can we assume that the timetabled […]

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Tiree: A Day of Contrasts

With a name like the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo it sounds dramatic but, although winds have gusted up to 60mph, the storm is not out of the ordinary especially for October. The ferry and the plane are cancelled, however that was anticipated – consequently only local mail and no newspapers. It has been a day of stark […]

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