As we stood on Tiree’s pier waiting to board the MV Clansman someone commented, “You should get some great photographs this evening.” It was the first leg of our journey to Thame, Oxfordshire, a journey by public transport that would see us passing through, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London. The island has enjoyed a period of […]Read more "A Stunning Start"
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"
It’s not the three ‘Rs’ – “Reading Writing and Arithmetic”. It is not even “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”. Nor is it “Recruitment, Resources and Results”. In this instance it is three ‘As’ – “Alert, Arrival and Aggregates”. Alerted on Wednesday evening to Friday’s arrival of the CEG Cosmos, a high cubic capacity box hold vessel; […]Read more "Alert, Arrival, Aggregates"
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!"
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"
When we went to bed around midnight on Sunday evening the slates on our roof were rising and falling, rattling and rolling. Throughout the afternoon and evening the wind speed had been steadily ratcheting up so that by midnight the gusts were officially 68mph at Tiree Airport. (No doubt higher on Ben Gott and in […]Read more "Rising And Falling"