Sunday evening brought to a climax a weekend of celebration Throughout the UK many came together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Here on the Isle of Tiree the weekend began with the lighting of a beacon/bonfire on top of Ben Gott on Thursday and concluded on Sunday with ‘afternoon tea’ in An Talla (the […]Read more "STEALING THE SHOW"
A month has passed since we last reported on our life on Tiree. On that occasion we were travelling south to meet up with our family for a celebration – our Golden wedding – although the actual date was in January. In all we were off island for two whole weeks. However, we have been […]Read more "A Timely Catch-Up"
On Monday morning the ‘MV Hebrides’ berthed in Oban having sailed overnight from Liverpool. Later in the day she set sail for Lochmaddy (North Uist) where she berthed overnight. With the ‘MV Hebrides’ back on the ‘Uig Triangle’ (Skye / North Uist / Harris) the ‘Mighty One’ was released to return to Oban. At 8:29 […]Read more "Home And Away"
With the sun transforming everything it touched for the second day in a row and a forecast for more to come in the week ahead I found myself thinking, ‘Here Comes The Sun’. The words somehow seemed familiar. To those familiar with the song, ‘Here Comes The Sun’ please excuse my ignorance. I did not […]Read more "Here Comes The Sun"
At a first glance the headline photograph looks picturesque with the ‘MV Isle of Mull’ alongside the pier at Tiree and the moon was already high in the deep blue sky. However, a closer look at the photograph reveals that all is not as it appears. What a start to the year it has been […]Read more "SNAP!"
No two performances are identical but at first it felt like a repeat performance of the day before. We woke up to the wind speed about 46mph and gusts of 59mph. It was indeed another stormy morning. The sky was perhaps a little lighter and it was raining off and on. With high tide in […]Read more "Repeat Performance"
As anticipated in the previous post the ferry did not sail to either Coll or Tiree today. Yesterday was breezy but today Tuesday the 8th of March is stormy. March came in a like a lamb but today it has felt much more like a lion. It was a storm with no name. As we […]Read more "An Unnamed Storm"
With gusts of 62mph forecast for Tuesday the 8th of March, Tuesday’s ferry is on an alert of delay or cancellation at shortnotice. The expectation is that anytime soon it will be cancelled. After three glorious calm, sunny days, today Monday 7th of March was a bit of a shock to the system. There was […]Read more "Breezy"
For the second time this week it has actually felt as if Spring has become a reality. On Tuesday ‘Life on Tiree” recorded, ‘There has been no wind to speak of, the sun has shone all day and for Tiree it has felt warm.’ The following two days witnessed a return to grey skies, strong […]Read more "A Spring Arrival"
Winter extended! Today, Tuesday the 1st of March, is the day CalMac chose to announce that they were officially extending Winter for the Isle of Tiree. Tiree is not the only Hebridean island to come under this proclamation, other islands are also suffering from – among other things – the consequences of the failure to […]Read more "Winter Extended"