With no ferry on Sunday because of the wee blow the Clansman was still carrying vehicles and passengers who were unable to rebook on Monday’s fully loaded sailing. The MV Clansman sails first to Colonsay on a Tuesday and upon its return to Oban in the afternoon sails to Coll and Tiree. The vessel […]Read more "Oban Bound"
The alarm clock rings out. It’s only 5:50am but we must leave blanket bay. In just over an hour the ferry will be sailing for Tiree. (Mouse-over for captions and double-click for larger pictures in galleries) Down in the hotel dining room by 6:30 there is time for a quick bowl of cereal before crossing […]Read more "Homeward Bound"
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"
The streets of Oban are dark as we make our way along the front to the Ferry Terminal. The clock at the Railway Square reveals it is 4:50am, no wonder few people are out and about. However, the lights are on at the Terminal Buildings and the MV Clansman is showing signs of life. It […]Read more "Welcome Home"
There are perhaps quicker ways of making the journey, but our choice was perhaps the most convenient for us – Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston to Glasgow Central then onward by City Link coach to Oban, where the journey really begins. Oban is the main gateway to the Isles, to both the Inner and Outer […]Read more "Return To Tiree"