This morning before sunrise the MV Hebrides berthed at Tiree. It had been an early start for crew and passengers with the vessel departing the Oban Ferry Terminal at 5:00am. With the ferry unable to sail on Saturday due to Storm Gertrude and cancelled on Monday due to Storm Henry this was the first of two […]Read more "Surreal Dawn to Dusk"
No! We are not talking our leave of our island home. Rather, the MV Hebrides which has served the Isle of Tiree for much of the winter timetable took her leave this morning. Clyde built and normally serving on the Uig Triangle (Skye to North Uist and Harris), the Hebrides replaced her sister ferry the MV […]Read more "“Goodbye Hebrides”"
You would imagine that the residents in ‘Pier View’ would have a clear view of the pier. In fact, few have any view of it. Both Glebe House and the Manse have a good view of it and even friends in Heylipol can see the MV Clansman at the pier. However the best view of […]Read more "Pier View"
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"