In Hushed Tones

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, […]

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Up. Up. And Away

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 […]

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Balevullin Beach

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 […]

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Tiree In Bloom

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 […]

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