Originally the forecast had been for sunshine. However the day turned out to be quite different. There was sunshine but dark clouds were never far away. Consequently chilly short sharp showers often hit the island. At first-light the Moon and Venus were visible to the south. The moon phase at present is Waning Crescent. Thankfully […]Read more "Decidedly December"
It’s December 26th. Through the ages it has been given various names. In some countries and cultures it is the 2nd Day of Christmas. From early on it was named after the first Christians martyr Saint Stephen. Nowadays the 26th of December is often referred to as Boxing Day. According to the Oxford English Dictionary the […]Read more "A Thank You Box"
A Winter’s Tale of a beautiful winter’s day on the Isle of Tiree. Wintry weather came late to the island this year. Even today it has been so mild and still. No wind blowing round the house or lifting the slates. No hail playing a tune on the windows or roof. No wild waves or […]Read more "A Winter’s Tale"
The descending darkness was a harbinger of a change in the weather. Thick dark clouds prevented any real colourful sunset. An hour earlier it was still the sunny isle. The ferry left in blue skies. The decision was made to visit Balephuil beach. In a vain attempt to capture the sunset. (The chauffeur’s favoured beach) From […]Read more "As Darkness Descends"
It has been a day of dramatic contrasts. Joys and sorrows reflected in the weather. Sunshine and black skies. Calmness drowned out by high winds and squalls of driving hail. It was a great privilege this afternoon to be involved in Tiree High School’s (Àrd-Sgoil Thiriodh) Carol Service held in Heylipol Church of Scotland. Family members and […]Read more "The Wild West"
Fàilte Do Thiriodh – Welcome to Tiree. Life on Tiree welcomes the two weekday return flights to the island which commenced with the start of the summer timetable and is meant to continue under the new contract. Another welcome sight are the two new twin otter planes which have only just come into service. Tiree […]Read more "Fàilte Do Thiriodh"
What an amazing day it has been on the Isle of Tiree: Winds gusting to 74mph, just 4mph short of Thursday’s powerful storm. Waves crashing on the shore and combined with the wind producing spectacular spindrift. Blue, Grey and Musk Skies and stunning storm clouds. Driving hail storms Living-room windows that look like bathroom windows […]Read more "Tiree: Wind, Waves and Stunning Skies"