May Day Celebrations

What a great day May the 1st turned out to be. The whole day was one big celebration There was surprise and sunshine. A mid-morning telephone call gave an alert. The ‘Flying Farmers’ were about to descend on Tiree. This resulted on 11 planes parked on the apron at once. (See the previous post relating […]

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IMPRESSIVE

Impressive Indeed! Once again the Mighty One Prevailed. The weather forecast for the week was for wind. First of all Saturday looked doubtful. Sunday’s does not look much better either. Monday’s forecast is for winds gusting to over 50mph. As expected Saturday’s sailing was placed on an alert. It was liable to disruption or cancellation […]

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SAILING HOME

‘Sailing home’. Perhaps it ought to be ‘Rail-Sail’. Our journey to Tiree included both train and ferry. A joy shared with a fellow enthusiast also homeward bound by ferry. ‘I love it when a plan comes together.’ Stop! ‘There is many a slip between cup and lip’. However In the end it all worked out […]

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Summer! Really?

Baroque legend Vivaldi’s most famous work for violin is ‘The Four Seasons’. We usually associate Vivaldi with Venice and the Italian sun. Is there a hint here that Summer is on its way? Spring is the transition season between Winter and Summer. In Spring daylight hours noticeably get much longer Temperatures normally start to get […]

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The Silver Screen

In a week of mixed weather she appeared out of the mist. On board Tuesday’s ferry was a very special articulated lorry. The ‘Screen Machine’ arrived on board the MV ’Lord of the Isles’. The Lorry is an 80-seat air conditioned, digital mobile cinema which brings the latest films to the rural areas of the […]

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Wild Weather Warning

On the Mainland the talk is of weather related travel disruption. For the past three weekends Tiree has experienced such disruption. On the first two Saturdays the ferry from Oban to Coll and Tiree was cancelled. This past Saturday the ferry made the crossing but Sunday’s sailing was cancelled. Sunday turned out to be a […]

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Tiree’s Latest Export

With a time critical appointment today at lunchtime there could be no visit to the pier to coincide with the arrival or departure of the ferry. The appointment meant driving the length of the island. First of all our journey meant a trip to the east end. Then travelling from the east end to the […]

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