“Look at this!” “Is it ancient or newly carved?” “There’s a small spelling mistake.” The letters were carved into the rocks. The inscription was ‘Tir Mo Chridee’. The correct spelling is ‘Tìr Mo Chridhe’. Translated into English it means ‘Land of my Heart’. We were on the ‘Maze enjoying a walk with friends. The inscription […]Read more "Look At This!"
Weather Warning! It’s the Autumn Equinox. So the current weather forecast is no surprise. No storm is on the horizon but the forecast is for a wee blow. The wind is forecast to gust up to 47mph on Tuesday afternoon. By the time the ferry is due the gusts are forecast to reduce to 44mph. […]Read more "Weather Warning"
It was a long weekend with a difference. The difference was the wonderful weather. The weather many are hoping for next weekend. Next weekend is the Early May Bank Holiday and Tiree 10k. The forecast for much of the UK had been ominous. ‘High winds and a month’s rainfall in a day.’ In fact it […]Read more "“What A Weekend!”"
January 2018 has had two full moons. It is sufficiently uncommon to make it newsworthy. Certainly this celestial event has caught the attention of the media. The full moon occurring on January 31st 2018 is known as a supermoon. Its orbit brings it closer to earth than at other times. Correspondingly it appears larger and […]Read more "Monumental Supermoon"
Tiree does not qualify for dark skies status. However for the most part we enjoy dark skies. For example there are no street lights on the island. This evening (5th Nov) was the island’s bonfire night and firework display. This year it was held close to the beach at Scarinish. Once again we had a […]Read more "Light Fantastic"
October the 5th 2017 on Tiree was the occasion of the Harvest Moon. In the Northern Hemisphere the Harvest Moon rose late this year. Usually it occurs before the equinox in September. In 2017 the Harvest Moon was in October. A Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. This year’s Autumnal […]Read more "Harvest Moonday"
Almost, but not quite. The next full moon is on Tuesday 11th April. So Saturday’s moon was not quite the full moon. At midnight the moon appeared so bright. In fact it was so bright it caught our attention. With the curtains not quite fully closed the light streamed in. Earlier on in the evening […]Read more "Not Quite The Full Moon"
The 14th of November 2016 is the date of the next super-moon. This is the closest the moon will have been to the earth since 1948. And it will be approximately 20 years until it appears this close again. The weather forecast hints at cloud cover for the 14th of November.. Thankfully there are clear […]Read more "Anticipation"
Thursday 18th of August The evening and night of the Full Moon What a sight as it rose over the Passage of Tiree. Before the moon rose we took a walk along Salum Beach, The sea was so calm on the Atlantic facing bay. Hard to imagine the ferry is on an alert. No sight […]Read more "The Night of the Full Moon"