On a day of glorious Hebridean sunshine, I just had to visit the pier. The ‘MV Clansman’ has been away from her home waters for several weeks, relieving on the ‘Uig Triangle’ and is now in dock at Birkenhead for her annual overhaul. Much as we have appreciated her sister ship the ‘MV Hebrides’, hopefully […]Read more "Hebridean Sunshine"
While on the Mainland, due to certain circumstances, a phrase we heard more than once was, “It is good to get back to some sense of normality”. Now back on Tiree, it is good to get back to normality. Shopping at the Co-Op, walking over the Machair, meeting with the church family and visiting the […]Read more "Back to Normality"
Out in the Passage of Tiree the waves are crashing over the bow of the vessel. As she enters Gott Bay to berth at the pier, the sea appears deceptively calm compared to the open water. With comparative ease our Hebridean Visitor, the MV Hebrides, comes alongside the pier and safely berths. However, the stern ropes, are under considerable […]Read more "A Hebridean Visitor"
Aware that there was an ALERT from CalMac, the fist thought was that MV Hebrides had broken down and the MV Hebridean Isles was coming to the rescue. However, the message was to say the MV Hebrides had left Oban 50 minutes late for technical reasons (problems with her bow visor). She was on her […]Read more "Hebrides: Half-Sister to the Clansman"