The Pier 2018

In Scarinish we live close to the pier. We have a long standing love of ferries. (There are no trains or engines on the island!) So it is natural that we should be drawn to the pier. But it is not just the ferries, it is a place where people meet. The ferry and the […]

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A New Day Dawns

Sunrise is getting later and later as the days go by. At first light an orange glow began to fill the bedroom. Drawing back the curtains revealed the approach of a beautiful sunrise. To witness it at its best meant a short walk to the memorial in Pier Road. There was no need to wrap […]

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The Day After

There is normally no sailing to Tiree on Fridays under the winter timetable. So the stormy conditions that affected much of the network had no impact on Tiree. Throughout the day the wind speed and gusts steadily rose until they reached 68mph. Between 5:00pm and 8:00pm the wind was at its highest. At times the […]

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A Windy Weekend

November on Tiree began with a windy weekend. On Friday evening the wind began to ramp up. At midnight the gusts reached 59mph. The gusts began to steadily drop. By the morning they were in the 40s And so it continued for most of the day. Earlier in the week the Livestock Sale on Tiree […]

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Home And Away

The Tiree Wave Classic is over for another year. Many of the surfers left the island over the weekend. Although some are still present the island feels much quieter. This is particularly noticeable as you negotiate our single track roads. Today marked the start of the ferry’s winter timetable. This means there is no ferry on a Wednesday or […]

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Anchor Aweigh

You learn something new every day. Today the learning curve concerned anchors. To be more specific it concerned the phrase ‘anchors aweigh’. The phrase is often misspelled as ‘anchors away’. This has led to confusion as to its proper meaning. The common misconception is that it means to ‘drop anchor’. It would appear that the […]

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Starlight Special

The sea is calm. It is a starlit evening. There is barely a hint of a breeze. It is difficult to believe the forecast for tomorrow, Sunday. The normally conservative forecast is for gusts in excess of 50mph. Look back to Friday evening. It was a most attractive sunset. This was true no matter which […]

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