Boxing Day 2019 was a day of contrasts. For a start it was a sharp contrast from Christmas Day. Yesterday looked like a summer’s day. The sun was shining, the air was still and the sea was calm. How different, for most of today the island was under a blanket of high level cloud, the […]Read more "Day of Contrasts"
March 2019 came in like a lion and it went out like a lamb. What a beautiful day Sunday the 31st of March proved to be. From sunrise to sunset the sun shone and it even felt relatively warm. Saturday’s Sunset (Mouseover for captions – double-click for larger photographs) Saturday paved the way for Sunday. […]Read more "Briagha! Beautiful!"
It was our guests last full day on Tiree. It was proving to be one of their calmest, warmest days. As the day progressed the early morning clouds dispersed. In their place was a clear blue sky heralding a great evening ahead. On Sundays it is a joy to meet with the church family to […]Read more "A Fitting Finale"
It was the day when temperatures in London soared to 29° It was the hottest April day in the UK since 1949. Some in that great city found it uncomfortable. Here on the Isle of Tiree we had bright blue sky. The temperature even reached a giddy 13.4°. We had all the gain without the […]Read more "The Golden Touch"
With the prefix ‘Bale’ being common there are several ‘B’s on Tiree. Of course if it were beaches there are so many to visit. Today’s 2Bs are Baugh and Balephetrish. The restored Dr Buchanan’s Memorial is a prominent feature. Dr Buchanan was Tiree’s first doctor from 1860 until his death in 1911. Such was the respect […]Read more "A Day of 2Bs"
The daylight hours of Wednesday 23rd August proved to be a weather window. Overnight on Tuesday/ Wednesday there was thunder and lightening. The rain had to be seen and heard to be believed. “It was like living under a waterfall.” The BBC Reported: Tiree in the Inner Hebrides, often one of the sunniest places in […]Read more "Weather Window"
It has been an interesting weekend. Saturday was predominantly a sunny day. Sunday on the other hand has been bright but cloudy. This in turn has greatly influenced the quality of the light. The arrival of the ferry is always a significant event in our day. If possible we love to watch its arrival and […]Read more "Shades of Light"
It was an evening’s walk on Tiree’s Atlantic facing coast. A walk that was made all the more enjoyable by company. A stroll that was enjoyed as the sun slowly set in the west. “Shall we go to Balephetrish or Gott Bay?” Balephetrish won and so we headed to Tiree’s north coast. We had no real distance […]Read more "Enjoyable Company"
An East wind did blow and brought with it a strong chill factor. Nevertheless once again the day began bright and sunny. Walking today was certainly invigorating! With the east wind gusting to 38mph the ferry was operating to an amended timetable. The arrival and departure at Tiree was as detailed in the Winter timetable. However there […]Read more "An East Wind"
Today Tiree has experienced a welcome break in the weather. No gusting winds! No sharp, shocks from intense showers! Just bright sunshine and amazing cloud formations. A welcome break indeed. With a young guest to entertain for the day the three of us headed out for lunch to the Farmhouse Cafe, Balemartine. Suitably refreshed the […]Read more "A Welcome Break"