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 […]Read more "The Mighty One"
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 […]Read more "“Where’s LOTI?”"
Looking back over the past year so much has happened on our island home. There certainly has never been a dull moment. There have been a few dreich days when sky and sea were leaden. There have been days and nights last winter when the rain was driven by gale force winds and the roof […]Read more "A guid New Year tae ane an’ aw’"
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 […]Read more "Yellow Alert"