It was a week of wild weather. A week when wind and rain conspired together. A week when ferries and flights were cancelled. It was a week when shop shelves could not be restocked. Some days there was little mail to be delivered. The mail arrives from Glasgow by plane. No plane! No post! It […]Read more "What A Week!"
Once a year can you sail by ferry from Tiree to Coll and return on the same day. It is very different the other way round from Coll to Tiree and return. Once a week in the summer you can make that journey. The latter let’s those on Coll shop at the Co-Op! Wednesday 12th […]Read more "A Quick Turnaround"
And I want to go where the great Atlantic roars, From the cliffs of Kenevara to majestic Skerryvore, And breath again the air my island body craves, And feel again the freedom of the land below the waves. Skipinnish We have just returned from a long weekend visiting family on the mainland. This afternoon it […]Read more "Atlantic Roar"
With our holiday over there was our return to Tiree. After a long absence there was the return of the MV Clansman to Tiree. And after the chaos of the past months a return to the Ferry’s Summer Timetable. Our return to the Isle of Tiree was like a game of hopscotch. From Dubrovnik to […]Read more "Three Returns Please"
It was ‘Ropes Away’. The bow and stern ropes were released The strong cords holding us to Tiree were set free. The link was severed and we were on our way. It was the first leg of many on our journey. First of all to Oban and then Glasgow. Then on to England and beyond. […]Read more "“Ropes Away”"
Our journey south took us to London where for a few days we enjoyed warm springlike days but our departure from London was in snowy, wintry conditions. Thankfully the journey north was uncomplicated. Our arrival in Glasgow by train was to time. There was even time for a cuppa. Overrunning roadworks meant congestion. The coach […]Read more "Homeward Bound"
It felt like the Exodus. What a contrast with Tuesday’s sailing. On that occasion only seven passengers disembarked. That included two cars, one cyclist and three foot passengers. There were a few more boarding but in no way was the ferry busy. In the winter timetable there is no Friday sailing. Saturday’s ferry was uncertain […]Read more "The Exodus"