Summer! Really?

Baroque legend Vivaldi’s most famous work for violin is ‘The Four Seasons’. We usually associate Vivaldi with Venice and the Italian sun. Is there a hint here that Summer is on its way? Spring is the transition season between Winter and Summer. In Spring daylight hours noticeably get much longer Temperatures normally start to get […]

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The Silver Screen

In a week of mixed weather she appeared out of the mist. On board Tuesday’s ferry was a very special articulated lorry. The ‘Screen Machine’ arrived on board the MV ’Lord of the Isles’. The Lorry is an 80-seat air conditioned, digital mobile cinema which brings the latest films to the rural areas of the […]

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The Lion Unleashed

There is a weather related saying that states: ‘If March comes in like a lion it will go out like a lamb. Correspondingly if it comes in like a lamb it will go out like lion.’ Double click for larger pictures in galleries. Mouse-over for any captions This year, 2019, has come in roaring like […]

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Wild Weather Warning

On the Mainland the talk is of weather related travel disruption. For the past three weekends Tiree has experienced such disruption. On the first two Saturdays the ferry from Oban to Coll and Tiree was cancelled. This past Saturday the ferry made the crossing but Sunday’s sailing was cancelled. Sunday turned out to be a […]

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The Mighty One Returns

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 […]

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Tiree’s Latest Export

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 […]

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Only the 2nd of February

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 […]

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