“It’s a braw mornin’.” “Out for your constitutional?” “It’s a fine day, even if a bit chilly!” These were the greetings from this morning. From first light there was a strong hint of a braw morning. There was every evidence there would be a view of the sun rising. So after breakfast it was over […]Read more "A Braw Mornin’"
It was a week of wild weather. A week when wind and rain conspired together. A week when ferries and flights were cancelled. It was a week when shop shelves could not be restocked. Some days there was little mail to be delivered. The mail arrives from Glasgow by plane. No plane! No post! It […]Read more "What A Week!"
In Scarinish we live close to the pier. We have a long standing love of ferries. (There are no trains or engines on the island!) So it is natural that we should be drawn to the pier. But it is not just the ferries, it is a place where people meet. The ferry and the […]Read more "The Pier 2018"
Sunrise is getting later and later as the days go by. At first light an orange glow began to fill the bedroom. Drawing back the curtains revealed the approach of a beautiful sunrise. To witness it at its best meant a short walk to the memorial in Pier Road. There was no need to wrap […]Read more "A New Day Dawns"
There is normally no sailing to Tiree on Fridays under the winter timetable. So the stormy conditions that affected much of the network had no impact on Tiree. Throughout the day the wind speed and gusts steadily rose until they reached 68mph. Between 5:00pm and 8:00pm the wind was at its highest. At times the […]Read more "The Day After"
‘The Mighty Clansman and a Hebridean Princess’. It sounds like a folk tale. It even has a Hebridean ring to it. The tale begins at Gott Bay, the Isle of Tiree. It is Monday the 15th October 2018. At 8:45 the Hebridean Princess slipped into Gott Bay. And at 8:55 she berthed alongside the pier […]Read more "The Clansman And A Princess"
The day before Storm Callum struck began with winds gusting to 39mph from the SE. When the ferry arrived it was prepared to drop its anchor in order to berth safely. The previous day had been like a dress rehearsal for the occasion. With the anchor weighed the Clansman headed out to sea. Compared to the […]Read more "Calm Before Callum"