Bliadhna Mhath Ùr Happy New Year I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year, “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied, “Go out into the darkness, and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than […]Read more "Happy New Year"
Overnight and well into the morning the wind was gusting to 48mph. The ferry delayed departing Oban by 2 hours to allow conditions to improve. Thankfully by the time the ferry arrived the wind had died down and there was little swell. Although scheduled to visit Coll outbound to Tiree the vessel did not attempt […]Read more "With a blast of the ship’s horn"
With no ferry since Sunday as a consequence of adverse weather, the arrival of today’s sailing was much anticipated. The last ferry on this service for 2015. Once again we were treated at 9:05 to a colourful sunrise, but by the time the vessel entered Gott Bay low cloud and driving drizzle put a damper on […]Read more "Hogmanay Excitement"
(The Feature Image is a Photo Collage of 2015 from Life on Tiree) Happy New Year On Hogmanay many of Edinburgh’s landmarks – the castle, Camera Obscura, Jenners and the statue of Queen Victoria on the Royal Scottish Academy – will all be lit up in blue. The climax of the world famous fireworks extravaganza will […]Read more "Bliadhna Mhath Ùr!"
With winds gusting to 39mph and the sunrise hidden by dark grey clouds, the MV Clansman berthed at Tiree’s rain soaked pier. The special Hogmanay sailing departed Oban at 5.45am with an ETA at Tiree of 9:05am. Once again the Clansman coped admirably with the prevailing conditions of wind and swell. Although lightly loaded today’s sailing […]Read more "Hogmanay Special"