It was Robert Burns in his poem ‘To a mouse’ who penned the oft quoted words, ‘The best-laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men Gang aft agley.’ I had in mind to convey something of how busy the island has been in the last seven days. Sadly, in all the busyness of getting ready for a […]Read more "The Best Laid Plans"
Bed and Breakfast had been booked in Oban. It was important that we had a contingency plan. Thankfully the PS Waverley’s advertised sailing took place. There was no need to resort to PLAN B – travel from Tiree to Oban by the ferry. Our arrival at Oban’s North Pier was just after 7:30pm. It was […]Read more "Epilogue"
On the Isle of Tiree you always have at least one eye on the weather. The original plan was to cross to Oban on the Tuesday Ferry. But winds were forecast to gust around 40mph on the day. So the decision was made to travel a day earlier. Monday turned out to be a great […]Read more "Ferry Good"
Oban, in Argyll and Bute, is the bustling ferry terminal for many of the Hebridean Isles. CalMac Ferries come and go from Islay, Colonsay, Lismore, Mull, Barra, Coll and Tiree. With the introduction of RET (Road Equivalent Tariff) it is is extremely busy. You can now commute to the Mainland from the Isle of Mull. For […]Read more "Oban for Tiree"
Oban is more than a place of arrival and departure; it is a venue characterised by anticipation. In Oban you anticipate the crossing to Tiree and your arrival there some four hours later. Travelling to the Isle of Tiree generally necessitates an overnight stay in Oban, especially when arriving in the town by public transport. (The […]Read more "Anticipation"
Little wonder that the Isle of Tiree is the Sunshine Capital of the U.K. Yesterday saw the island enjoy 14 hours of glorious sunshine. To think we left this behind. The previous evening we had arrived in Oban just before 10:30pm. We awoke to a town bathed in sunshine. Out and about ice creams […]Read more "14 Hours of Sunshine"