It’s January

Yes! It’s January. How we appreciate the hours of daylight. They are short in number but are much appreciated. Yes! It’s January. Flashes of colour are like gems. Whether they be in the sky above or the surrounding sea. Early flowering blooms in the garden are a point of conversation. A January Sunrise over the […]

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Maritime Memories 2018

Maritime Memories 2018 It is that time of year to look back over the past year. Here are a few maritime memories associated with the Isle of Tiree. Maritime matters on the Isle of Tiree. Throughout the year surfers visit our shores. The ferry serves as a lifeline link to the Scottish Mainland. There is […]

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The Pier 2018

In Scarinish we live close to the pier. We have a long standing love of ferries. (There are no trains or engines on the island!) So it is natural that we should be drawn to the pier. But it is not just the ferries, it is a place where people meet. The ferry and the […]

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Decidedly December

Originally the forecast had been for sunshine. However the day turned out to be quite different. There was sunshine but dark clouds were never far away. Consequently chilly short sharp showers often hit the island. At first-light the Moon and Venus were visible to the south. The moon phase at present is Waning Crescent. Thankfully […]

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Wild Water

What a contrast in conditions today compared to yesterday morning. Although stormy yesterday the sunrise was clearly visible. Today the sky and the sea were leaden. Yesterday it felt stormy, today it is wild. Not as wild as it could be, but nevertheless wild. Just before high water the gusts of wind peaked at 60mph. […]

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Sunset Strand

The dictionary definition of ‘strand’ in this instance Is ‘the land bordering a body of water, the shore or beach’. The dictionary says the word is akin to the Norse word for shore. This is most appropriate for the Isle of Tiree. Many places names have a Norse origin. Gott Bay is Traigh Mhor – […]

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What A Palette

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 […]

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