It had not been the most inspiring of days. It was nor dry but then it did not pour all day It was not calm but neither was it blowing a gale. The dominant colour for most of the day had been a dull grey. Around 3:15pm a brief walk to the pier was in […]Read more "What A Palette"
There is normally no sailing to Tiree on Fridays under the winter timetable. So the stormy conditions that affected much of the network had no impact on Tiree. Throughout the day the wind speed and gusts steadily rose until they reached 68mph. Between 5:00pm and 8:00pm the wind was at its highest. At times the […]Read more "The Day After"
‘The Mighty Clansman and a Hebridean Princess’. It sounds like a folk tale. It even has a Hebridean ring to it. The tale begins at Gott Bay, the Isle of Tiree. It is Monday the 15th October 2018. At 8:45 the Hebridean Princess slipped into Gott Bay. And at 8:55 she berthed alongside the pier […]Read more "The Clansman And A Princess"
With daylight hours daily shortening there is a softness about the light. This was especially noticeable on a Sunday morning walk to the pier. It was a matter of stopping and appreciating the softness. The softness was enhanced by the gentleness of the day. The stormy conditions that were Storm Callum had disappeared. Thus there […]Read more "Softly – Softly"
The sea is calm. It is a starlit evening. There is barely a hint of a breeze. It is difficult to believe the forecast for tomorrow, Sunday. The normally conservative forecast is for gusts in excess of 50mph. Look back to Friday evening. It was a most attractive sunset. This was true no matter which […]Read more "Starlight Special"
On Friday the MV Clansman was alongside the pier. Her ropes were secured but her ramp was not yet lowered. At this point the morning flight from Glasgow appeared overhead. It was a reminder that both ferry and plane are a vital lifeline to the Mainland. Television in all its forms provides a window on […]Read more "A Lifeline!"
We arrived at the bay just as the sun was setting. As we stepped onto the beach the sun was on the horizon. Literally within a matter of minutes the sun would drop below the skyline. Seaward Gott Bay faces east and south. Often we stand on the pier and watch the sunset. There you […]Read more "Sunset Bay"