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"
It has been a week of windy, wet weather on Tiree. Squally showers have been a frequent occurrence. Thankfully the ferry has managed to berth every day at Tiree, although on two days, Tuesday and Friday, the ferry was unable to berth at the neighbouring island of Coll due to the sea conditions – the […]Read more "Go West"
Generally speaking it is not a compliment to be described as a ‘Show Off’. However to show off the island to a visitor is a different matter. And yesterday Tiree was was to be seen at its very best. We were not the sunniest place in the UK. We were not even the sunniest place […]Read more "‘Showing Off’"
It’s one of these mornings when it is on the wild side. The sky is a dismal grey and it is wet and windy. Thankfully the morning plane landed. However, today’s ferry is cancelled. On such a morning it is easy to suffer memory loss. To forget the beautiful days of sunshine in the past […]Read more "A Note To Self"
I am only 11 miles long. At my widest I am about 5 miles wide. At my narrowest I am less than 1 mile wide. I am told that I am shaped like a lamb chop. (I am not sure if I find that last phrase flattering.) But, let me tell you straight, ‘I spoil […]Read more "Spoilt For Choice"
Weddings are special. They are happy but solemn occasions. You make your plans but you cannot organise the weather. Tiree is often referred to as the Hawaii of the north. Today, however, was a reminder that we don’t always have blue skies. When the ferry arrived the sky was grey and the wind was gusting […]Read more "A Happy Occasion"
At sunset Balevullin is a magnet for photographers. It is not often we have the opportunity to be there at sundown. We made this our destination of choice for our visitors fresh off the ferry. In the right conditions Balevullin affords views of the Outer Hebrides. With clear skies there was a clear view to […]Read more "Township of the Mill"
It’s the end of a day when the face has a warm glow. A day when the Isle of Tiree itself had the opportunity to glow. So much so here are some photographs that never got an airing. No it’s not the Isle of Tiree! However, this beautiful scene was captured by a Tiree resident. A […]Read more "Time to Reflect"
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"
With our son leaving on the Tuesday evening ferry his choice was to join the Tiree Ranger led walk to Ben Hough’s summit from Balevullin returning via the Maze beach. When we first visited island in 2011 we enjoyed the Tiree Experience Tour however there was no time to go walking on the island but this […]Read more "Walk Tiree"