You can almost tell the schools are back – the weather is wonderful! What an amazing weekend it has been – almost too calm on occasions. It is a sure sign when the midges make an appearance on the Isle of Tiree. Kenneth McKellar recorded a song about these wee but monstrous beasties. The midges, […]Read more "What Wonderful Weather"
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"
A beautiful November day followed a few early morning showers. Both forenoon and afternoon had uplifting blue skies and sea. This was something we really appreciated around noon. It was a joy to travel the length of the island. At sundown we had occasion to go to Baugh. You will find Tyree Pottery in this […]Read more "A Beautiful November Day"
“What a morning!” The phrase can be said or understood in several different ways. It can be no more than a casual remark – a neutral expression. It can express a sense of disaster or despair. It can proclaim joyful exhilaration. “Oh! What a morning!” This morning it was exhilaration. Before dawn, before first light, […]Read more "“What A Morning!”"
This year we saw in the New Year in Dundee What an enjoyable time we spent in the City of Discovery. It included a visit to the Dundee Rep Theatre to see ‘A Christmas Carol’. On New Year’s Day we witnessed the annual ‘Big Dook’ at Broughty Ferry. Our return journey was by Megabus to […]Read more "A Watery Welcome"
What a beautiful winter’s day on the Isle of Tiree. We have looked out on a snowy landscape For the most part it has been no problem. No hassle. No inconvenience. What a contrast with reports and photographs we have been receiving. Tiree Airport was open and ready for business today with the runways cleared. […]Read more "Snow! No Problem!"
This morning. ‘Hot and humid, sticky and sultry.’ These are not words often associated with Tiree. As if to prove it the weather sock is hanging limp at the pier. The air is still, the sea is calm and the sun has not yet broken through. This was life on Tiree as we walked by […]Read more "Hot And Humid"
Come fly with me over Tiree. This morning we fly over Baugh Beach. What a transformation from the previous evening. Baugh Beach – yesterday and today. Yesterday evening the sky was inky black and the sea green. This morning the sky was blue and the sea various shades of blue. There is still a strong wind […]Read more "‘Come Fly With Me’"
Happy Valley Revisited. Our initial visit was in August 2013. We had just moved to the island and had finished unpacking. Our eldest son wanted to explore somewhere we had not been before. It’s Monday and we have company on our walk. My wee brother and his wife are staying with us for a few days. With […]Read more "Happy Valley Revisited"
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"