West End Safari

With a visitor in residence there are some places you must take them and so this afternoon we headed to the West End. First we enjoyed lunch at the Farmhouse Cafe. (Bright surroundings, great service and wholesome food.) Then it was out to meet the bull-calf going to Stirling on May 1st. All the best […]

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Two Days – Two Beaches

Two days and two different beaches. (Not that there are only two beaches on Tiree.) On Tiree we are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches. Some people have a favourite beach. Personally we find each beach to be different. Each beach has its own distinctive characteristics. And unlike some islands Tiree is surrounded […]

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Seal Mates

What a bright, even warm, autumn day. Sky and sea are magnificent shades of blue. A day to take a walk along Balinoe (Soroby) Beach. As we walk down onto the beach to our right is the crofting township of Balemartine, and further along the coastline is the township of Mannal while straight ahead, on […]

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“Chust Sublime!”

 When a friend shared some photographs with the caption ‘Chust Sublime!’ I was reminded of a previous post. The expression was made famous by the legendary, but fictional, skipper of the ‘Vital Spark’ Para Handy.  How apt “Chust Sublime” is for the day we have enjoyed today. At breakfast we marvelled at our view of the […]

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An Autumnal Interlude

After a week of benign weather, the forecast is for rain and winds gusting to over 40mph. It has made a welcome change to have a few bright dry days – especially for those involved in the Tiree Ultramarathon. After all the excitement of the Tiree Ultramarathon it is an empty sun-bathed beach. Just what […]

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