Go West

It has been a week of windy, wet weather on Tiree. Squally showers have been a frequent occurrence. Thankfully the ferry has managed to berth every day at Tiree, although on two days, Tuesday and Friday, the ferry was unable to berth at the neighbouring island of Coll due to the sea conditions – the […]

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Dramatic Skies

We were all ready to go for the constitutional. You know warm coat, woolly hat, scarf and gloves We were certainly prepared for it to be on the cold side. We opened the door and we were greeted by a sudden downpour. Change of plan! We hastily retreated indoors. As quick as the rain came […]

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Softly – Softly

With daylight hours daily shortening there is a softness about the light. This was especially noticeable on a Sunday morning walk to the pier. It was a matter of stopping and appreciating the softness. The softness was enhanced by the gentleness of the day. The stormy conditions that were Storm Callum had disappeared. Thus there […]

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Unofficially Winter

According to the Met Office, the meteorological winter begins on 1 December, whereas the astronomical winter begins on 21 December 2017. It is only mid November but this past week has been wintry. It feels dark with little strength to the sun’s rays. It is only five weeks to the winter solstice. So sunrise is […]

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Harvest Moonday

October the 5th 2017 on Tiree was the occasion of the Harvest Moon. In the Northern Hemisphere the Harvest Moon rose late this year. Usually it occurs before the equinox in September. In 2017 the Harvest Moon was in October. A Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. This year’s Autumnal […]

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A Royal Occasion

With an onward journey from Glasgow for our son we kept a watchful eye on the plane’s arrival time at Tiree and thankfully its arrival and departure was according to schedule. With our son safely away we had a relaxing cup of coffee. After that it was to be lunch at Tiree Tots’ Easter Fayre. The […]

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Chocolate Swirl

Earlier in the day a rainbow arched over Gott Bay. Sadly the rainbow was not quite complete. The top of the arch was missing.   Thursday’s Rainbow over Gott Bay As the rainbow suggests it was a day of mixed weather. However, as evening approached we were afforded a grand sunset. Close to home is Tiree’s […]

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Encore

It may feel like a rerun but no two performances are identical. Yes! The sun rises and the sun sets every day. But! Each sunrise and each sunset is unique. Some days you do not witness it all. Other days it is dramatic. Today’s encore was difference from yesterday’s performance. There were certain similarities but […]

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Looking Back

Looking Back on the week, The day dawned with a hint of sunrise but as Friday progressed the wind steadily rose. From 2pm -9pm the gusts were in excess of 50mph Around 5:00pm the gusts reached a maximum of 56mph. And it is no surprise that we had the highest UK rainfall at 21.6 mm Yet […]

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Masterpiece

The rainbow is an exciting meteorological phenomenon. It has been rightly said that it is ‘one of nature’s most splendid masterpieces’. While it is helpful to understand how it is formed, it is not essential to admire its beauty. The urgent cry went up from the business hub of our home – the kitchen. “Look out […]

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