The Mighty One Returns! The return is only temporary for now. Today she returned from her visit to Birkenhead. She had gone down south to dry dock for her annual overhaul. Before her trip south she spent a few days working in the Clyde. She was there to replace the MV Caledonian Isles. The latter […]Read more "The Mighty One Returns"
With a time critical appointment today at lunchtime there could be no visit to the pier to coincide with the arrival or departure of the ferry. The appointment meant driving the length of the island. First of all our journey meant a trip to the east end. Then travelling from the east end to the […]Read more "Tiree’s Latest Export"
It was only the second of February Yet if felt better than many a day in July. There was hardly a breath of wind and it was sunny. The weather forecast for over six hours of sunshine was accurate. First light with its red glow promised clear sight of the sunrise. The glow and the […]Read more "Only the 2nd of February"
The powers that be have decreed that the MV Clansman leave the waters of the Inner Hebrides for the Firth of Clyde. To facilitate this transfer she was scheduled to leave Oban an hour earlier than normal – 6:15 instead of 7:15 but due to a technical problem her departure was delayed. This untimely transfer […]Read more "“Haste Ye Back!”"
The words often seem to go together. Most CalMac ferries sail to a single island. The sailing from Oban is normally for Coll and Tiree. So the names appear together in the timetables. In Oban Ferry Terminal the announcer follows the same pattern. “The ferry for Coll and Tiree is now boarding from Gate Number […]Read more "“Coll and Tiree”"
There was a marked difference in the light over Tiree today. The clear blue skies were replaced by a haze. This was particular true over the seascape. The Isle of Mull was hidden from view. Our eldest son was leaving for home on today’s (Friday’s) ferry. The MV Lord of the Isles was due to […]Read more "Luminance"
We gulls can be quite observant. We recognise a ready supply of food even if its inland. We will often migrate there if that’s where the food is to be found. And we are not adverse to snatching a sandwich from the hand of the unwary. Yesterday we guessed that Tiree must be one of […]Read more "It’s a gull’s life!"