Anticipation

The 14th of November 2016 is the date of the next super-moon. This is the closest the moon will have been to the earth since 1948. And it will be approximately 20 years until it appears this close again. The weather forecast hints at cloud cover for the 14th of November.. Thankfully there are clear […]

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Looking Back

Looking Back on the week, The day dawned with a hint of sunrise but as Friday progressed the wind steadily rose. From 2pm -9pm the gusts were in excess of 50mph Around 5:00pm the gusts reached a maximum of 56mph. And it is no surprise that we had the highest UK rainfall at 21.6 mm Yet […]

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36 Hours +

Monday begins with a beautiful, colourful sky Looking south towards Jura is inspiring. We open the curtains to this view. For about 45 minutes the sky is like an artist’s palette. To think this is the view over breakfast. Porridge with a difference. Mouse-over for captions, double-click for larger pictures. Soon reds give way to […]

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Sunshine Sandwich

Our Tiree Sandwich. Yesterday was the filling – sunshine. On either side of Saturday it has been stormy. At present the rain is lashing down, driven by high winds. Friday was a dull, grey day. It didn’t rain all day, but when it did, it did. By night-time the wind had started to rise to […]

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Incredible

What an incredible transformation! From poor visibility to almost perfect clarity. From murky grey sea fog to beautiful blue sky. From damp, dreich conditions to warm sunshine. (In galleries mouseover for captions, double-click for larger photographs) The change was not just sensory. The change touched and transformed feelings. Feelings of disappointment suddenly changed to excitement. […]

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Wednesday’s Wonder

By 9:00pm the sun was casting a golden glow over the island. Shortly after 10:00pm the sun was setting. Then the evening sky was transformed. (Mouse-over in galleries for captions, double-click for larger photographs.) While a lone seal patrols the waters surrounding Scarinish Pier. Unlike West Hynish seals tend to be loners at Scarinish. Occasionally they appear […]

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A Wee Reminder

It is Sunday Andy Murray has won the Men’s Singles at Queens. Even more significant is is wet and windy on the Isle of Tiree. Strange, after at least five weeks, if not six , of blue skies and seas. A wee reminder it can be wet and windy on Tiree. The stock on the island certainly […]

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Follow the Leader

Leader (1892) is the largest and oldest of the remaining legendary Brixham trawlers. She was one of the largest of the Brixham sailing trawlers, known, despite their Ketch rig, as the ‘Big Sloops’. Leader last visited Tiree in June 2015 The yacht dropped anchor in Gott Bay on Sunday. She was one of many visitors to Tiree […]

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Moonshine

To the best of my knowledge there is not an illicit still on Tiree, rather this is an account of the night of the full moon. Arriving back in Scarinish, after an evening out at Ceabhar Restaurant at Sandaig, the full moon was high overhead. However, by the time the camera was to hand the […]

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Wow! Wow! Wow!

Today the temperature reached reached a staggering 24° Blue skies characterised the day from dawn to dusk. Sparkling blue waters wash our sandy shores. Tiree is today the warm west. (Mouse-over for titles and double click galleries for larger pictures.) No coat and scarf. No gloves. ‘Nae red bunnet’. It was a day for ‘Slip! Slap! Slop! […]

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