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!"
And I want to go where the great Atlantic roars, From the cliffs of Kenevara to majestic Skerryvore, And breath again the air my island body craves, And feel again the freedom of the land below the waves. Skipinnish We have just returned from a long weekend visiting family on the mainland. This afternoon it […]Read more "Atlantic Roar"
For the past two months the Church of Scotland Manse at Gott Bay has been occupied. A retired minister and his wife from Australia have been in residence. During their stay they have been serving the congregation. It has been a joy to get to know them. Ted is rather limited in the distance that […]Read more "Atlantic Facing"
Frost is not unknown on Tiree. However frost is not a common occurrence. Thursday morning was one of these rare frosty occasions First light at present is around 8:00am Drawing back the curtains the moon was visible. Looking out – Jupiter was to be seen just below the moon. In galleries double mouse-over for captions. […]Read more "One Frosty Morning"
Unbelievable! Flat calm seas. Wall to wall blue sky. Hardly a breath of wind. Bright, warm, sunny weather. No coats, scarfs, gloves or hats. Instead suncream and sunglasses. For one of our guests the day began with an 8 mile run It took in the full length of Gott Bay there and back. And he did […]Read more "Unbelievable!"
Tiree has numerous beautiful beaches. In fact surfing or walking you are spoilt for choice. One member of the family has their personal favourite. So every visit, no matter the season, we make a pilgrimage. Weather permitting there is less than 24hours to his ferry arrives. So this afternoon we headed west to Balephuil beach, […]Read more "A Bracing Beach Walk"
With it sunny the decision was made to head towards the West End of the island. Our guests chose to have coffee at the Farmhouse Cafe at Balemartine. The cafe is a light, bright, cheery place to enjoy coffee or lunch. Refreshed we made our way to Hynish. The fishing boat ‘Strenuous’ is normally tied up at […]Read more "Thatch with a view"