There is a certain way they talk on natural history documentaries. In hushed, almost reverent tones, the presenter speaks. “It is 5:20am and I am slipping out of the house. There is a stillness, very little is moving. The sky all around is stratified – Morphing from red to blue.” “Any clouds are wispy and white, […]Read more "In Hushed Tones"
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"
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This afternoon Tiree sat in the midst of a wonderful panorama of the Hebridean Isles. Whatever direction you looked you could make out distant isles and even skerries. I could make out to the East – Mull and the Treshnish Isles, to the South – Jura, to the West – the Skerryvore Lighthouse, to the North […]Read more "Balevullin Beach"
Even after last evening’s thunder and lightening the air is still heavy as I walk across the machair and then along the beach. The waves are breaking gently and bird-song fills the air. This is Britain in bloom quite naturally.- no team of gardeners, simply the machair coming into its own. Click for a slideshow […]Read more "Tiree In Bloom"
Unlike most of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, houses on the Isle of Tiree are a distinct feature of the landscape, The island is mainly low lying with few trees, so there are no glens or forests to give cover, therefore you are more conscious of the houses. Additionally, the island has numerous crofting townships […]Read more "East and West The House That’s Best"
Today was one of these days that could safely be called Spring, with almost unbroken sunshine from morning until late afternoon. This was a day for outdoors and venturing a little beyond Gott Bay Pier and Scarinish Harbour. Ben Hynish seemed the place for this afternoon and walking up at a leisurely place gave us […]Read more "First Hints of a Hebridean Spring"