Simply Stunning

Sun, sea and sand – what a stunning combination. Add to that a trip onboard a rib to Skerryvore Lighthouse. Then add to that a full moon and the related high and low tides. And if that were not enough add to that heady mixture the Machair in bloom. Day after day the sun has […]

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Glorious!

First light brought a strong hint of what lay ahead. The first streaks of light hinted at the coming sunrise. As the darkness receded the sky was a delight to behold. “Are you going to go out?” “Do you want to go to the memorial?” “Breakfast can wait until you come back.” Was I glad […]

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Skyward

“Look at that!” “Look at those colours.” “Just look at that sunrise.” In Galleries double-click for Larger Photographs. Mouse-over for Captions   Tuesday’s Sunrise “Look at the sky right now!” It has been like that more or less all week. Our eyes have frequently been drawn skyward. There have been inky black moments. There have […]

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Calm as a Millpond

It’s the first day of September. And what a start it is to the month. The air is still and the sea is flat calm. The view across the Passage of Tiree is clear. Tweet-Five miles across the millpond is the Isle of Mull. Half way across is the distinctive shape of Bac Mòr – […]

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Curiosity Awakened

Pulling back the curtains this morning curiosity was awakened. In the semi-darkness a vessel was clearly visible along with one or two small local fishing boats. A moment or two later a squall hid the mystery vessel from sight. What could this be? It clearly wasn’t a vessel belonging to the Northern Lighthouse Board. Both […]

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My Seat

By Where The Corncrake Cries Over the years we have had various chairs, seats and sofas, but I have never had one that I thought of as ‘my seat’.  There is one however that I often refer to as ‘my seat’ and it doesn’t even belong to me. In fact, it is dedicated to the […]

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Tiree: And For Breakfast

Imagine having breakfast with such a stunning view over the Passage of Tiree towards the Paps of Jura. This morning there was no need to imagine, this was the view that we enjoyed as we ate breakfast. What’s more the day has continued to be warm and sunny. What is hard to believe is the […]

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