The Mighty One

Weather warnings were being sounded days in advance. CalMac put Saturday’s sailings on alert of possible disruption. With conditions relatively calm the morning sailings had no problems. However, the afternoon/evening sailing was challenging due to the conditions. The wind was coming from the South, South, East and gusting towards 40mph. Winds from the South East […]

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“Where’s LOTI?”

Not “Where’s Wally?” as in the popular series of books featuring the boy with his distinctive red-and-white-striped shirt, bobble hat, and glasses. Rather “Where’s LOTI?” featuring the CalMac ferry with its distinctive red funnels, black and white super-structure and lift gear and otherwise known as “MV Lord of the Isles”. The fact is you can […]

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Yellow Alert

Living on an Island, especially the Island that is the most westerly of the Inner Hebrides, you very quickly learn to take into account the weather forecast and the status of the ferry service. As groceries reach the island by ferry and there is the possibility of the ferry being storm bound, you need to […]

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