Out by ferry and return by plane. Once again we were encouraged by the kindness of family and friends. On the outward journey the ferry was running approximately two hours late, yet thanks to the kindness of friends we arrived at our onward destination approximately two hours earlier than expected. Thanks to the kindness of […]Read more "Return Post"
After the stormy weather of the past two days, we could never have anticipated the calm crossing we experienced today. With no ferry for the past two days, we left Tiree at least 20 minutes late due to the volume of traffic. The sun was shining and it was like a summer’s day. As we […]Read more "Autumn Cruise"
Quietly Reflecting – People Make Tiree Today Tiree once again feels like the sunshine capital of Scotland, even the UK. It is a warm, sunny, Autumn day with hardly a breeze. Someone remarked, “It’s our second day of summer.” On a day like today you cannot help but appreciate where you live. Without even venturing […]Read more "Quietly Reflecting"
As widely predicted today’s sailing of the Oban-Coll-Tiree ferry has been cancelled. The 14.:45 departure from Oban had been on an Amber Alert but has now turned a definite red. Not even the ‘Mighty Clansman’ will attempt the crossing. The Status Announcement reads: Due to the adverse weather of north westerly winds gusting up to 51 […]Read more "Tiree: Ferry Cancellation"
My father had a saying that the best thing about falling out was the making up. Perhaps the best thing about going off to the Mainland is coming back to Tiree. It was great to see family and friends, but it is good to be back on on what one friend calls ‘our beloved island’. […]Read more "Home Coming"
It’s a braw day for a birthday. One friend wrote, “Happy Birthday Ursula, glad you are enjoying Tiree, even if the wind blows a lot!!” At this time of the year on Tiree the sun may be late in rising, but when it did this morning, it was a glorious sky. What’s more there was […]Read more "A Braw Day"