On Monday we had to visit someone living at Hough. Our return journey brought us back via Crossapol. We wanted to photograph some lambs. A picture for the grandchildren! En route we just had to stop at Cornaig. The daffodils by the Millhouse Hostel were eye catching. We were spoilt for colour – blue sky, green grass and […]Read more "A Splash of Colour"
On a day such as today Tiree feels at the very heart of the Hebrides. The weather has been bright, but cloudy, with surprising views. Distant islands were concertinaed into one another. Tiree is the most westerly of the Inner Hebrides. The official website isleoftiree.com states: One of the Inner Hebrides, Tiree is twenty-two miles west of […]Read more "Heart of the Hebrides"
When you are looking forward to a visitor you want them to see Tiree at its best. It was literally a flying visit, 27 hours between their landing and take off. Apart from a dark menacing cloud and a brief shower on the Sunday morning, the sun shone for them. After a beautiful afternoon and […]Read more "Good Night Tiree"
By Where The Corncrake Cries Over the years we have had various chairs, seats and sofas, but I have never had one that I thought of as ‘my seat’. There is one however that I often refer to as ‘my seat’ and it doesn’t even belong to me. In fact, it is dedicated to the […]Read more "My Seat"
Having our son visit over Christmas and New Year was a reminder of three things that often grab our attention, especially in the winter months, the weather, the status of the ferry and ‘comings and goings’. Today the weather has been almost idyllic with sunshine and hardly a breath of wind. The ferry is running […]Read more "Tiree’s Threesome"
Life on Tiree involves leaving the island for emergency admission to hospital, planned admissions and routine hospital appointments at out-patient clinics. The sound of an aircraft overhead when none is expected can often indicates an air ambulance. Some hospital appointments are at the Oban and Lorne hospital in Oban, but most appointments involve travelling to […]Read more "Tiree: Same Country – Different World!"
There is no doubt that we have enjoyed an exceptional September and October on Tiree, but there is just a hint of a change on the way. Daylight hours are much shorter and although the pier was not in darkness, the cloudy sky gave the distinct sense of the sun rising over the Island of […]Read more "Tiree: Just A Hint"