Life on Tiree has literally been that for the past five months. Our last visit to the Mainland was In early December 2020 when we had to visit Oban for hospital and dental appointments Fully vaccinated and after allowing more than the required three weeks for immunity to be built up, we set out last […]Read more "No’ awa’ tae bide awa’"
The week began with an intruder. It was a quiet Sunday afternoon in Scarinish. When all of a sudden a lamb burst into our garden. This woolly jumper had a taste for Mrs Life-on-Tiree’s flowers. Flowers that had survived perched on top of a case on the ferry journey. The banner headline is ‘Off and […]Read more "Off and On"
As the Algerian barber said in Peckham London, “East – West – Home’s best.” It sure felt like that as we touched down at Tiree Airport to be warmly greeted by caring friends. The day began for us at 5:00am. Our first train of the day was at 6:04am from Peckham Rye Station. Our second train […]Read more "Moon Landing"
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"
Our recent trip to the Mainland took us to Falkirk, Glasgow, Thame (Oxfordshire), the Isle of Sheppey, Aylesbury and London. It involved a flight, several car and train journeys, a coach journey and a sailing from Oban to Tiree. Thankfully our travel arrangements went to plan and were safe and smooth. One thing that struck […]Read more "Mainland Musing"
Faced with a routine hospital appointment in Glasgow, the choice is a ferry crossing to Oban and an onward bus or train journey to Glasgow or a flight direct to Glasgow. With the ferry's winter timetable this can take five days, whereas a flight reduces this to three days. So it was that today we […]Read more "Up. Up. And Away"
“Thank You For Flying With Us. Have a safe onward journey.” Familiar words for many, but sadly in the light of recent events words that cannot be taken for granted. Yesterday, in our travels across the island to enable our guest the opportunity to purchase some last minute gifts, we witnessed two planes, (the large […]Read more "Tiree: A Safe Onward Journey"