Once again there was a lull before the storm. It was only late on Sunday evening that the wind began to rise and around 5:00am the gusts peaked at 64mph. Those relying on the ferry had been advised to sail on either Saturday or Sunday’s crossing. Throughout the morning the wind speed and gusts decreased […]Read more "Perseverance Determination and Success"
We arrived at the pier just as the MV Clansman was preparing to berth. Due to the weather and anticipated sea conditions she had departed Oban Ferry Terminal at 6:15am, an hour earlier than timetabled. Sailing under a revised timetable she berthed at Coll at 8:47 and subsequently departed at 9:15 bound for Tiree. Her […]Read more "With A Rattling and Rumbling"
As we sat down to tea, at the end of what had been a day of uninterrupted bright sunshine, an orange glow filled the room. Looking out of our west facing window the golden globe could be seen just as it was about to drop below the horizon. Tea over, and the sky still light, […]Read more "Another Tiree Special"
‘Have we got views for you.’ This was the headline on the front cover of a Scottish newspaper’s weekend magazine. Among the various photographs there was an extinct volcano, a magical island, a petro-chemical plant, a woodland folly, and a historic graveyard. Yet a careful study of the magazine did not include a single photograph […]Read more "Have We Got Views For You"
Last Saturday we had hoped to travel with our son to the neighbouring island of Coll and enjoy lunch at the newly extended Coll Hotel. Sea conditions, swell, were such that Tiree Sea Tours had to cancel the trip. Sunday turned out to be a beautiful sunny day, not as warm as London, but pleasantly […]Read more "Great Expectations"
I find sunrises and sunsets fascinating. While I am less tempted to rise around 4:00am to watch the sun rise over the Isle of Mull, I find it hard to resist the draw of even the hint of a colourful sunset. Such is the draw that even although confronted with the challenge, “Haven’t you enough […]Read more "Fascinating"