It is a beautiful but breezy Friday. This morning the MV Clansman cut a striking image. Due to the prevailing conditions she departed slightly early. On Friday mornings the ferry arrives at the Isle of Tiree at 9:35. How this past week has flown by. Today has the appearance of a catch-up day. It is […]Read more "Playing Catch-Up"
On a Saturday afternoon before coming to live on the Isle of Tiree we might have headed to the shops in a nearby town or gone walking in one of the many National Trust Estates close by. There are no such distractions on the island. There are no National Trust properties. There are no grand […]Read more "East End Naturally"
Intoxicating! Magnificent! Unbelievable! On the Isle of Tiree you run out of superlatives. It is so refreshing to have visitors to stay. It is interesting to see the island through their eyes. It is enlightening to hear their comments about Tiree. We had various responsibilities in the afternoon. So, in the morning we made the most […]Read more "Intoxicating"
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 […]Read more "Looking Back"
Thursday 18th of August The evening and night of the Full Moon What a sight as it rose over the Passage of Tiree. Before the moon rose we took a walk along Salum Beach, The sea was so calm on the Atlantic facing bay. Hard to imagine the ferry is on an alert. No sight […]Read more "The Night of the Full Moon"
Nae Snaw! Sitting out the Atlantic Ocean Tiree very rarely has a covering of snow. Thus, while many parts of the UK are under a blanket of snow, we are snow free. For much of the day grey clouds have been the dominant weather feature, with occasional glimpses of the sun and the odd hail shower. At […]Read more "Tiree: No Snow"
Late afternoon, we have the opportunity to take our visitors to the east end of the island. We pass along the shore of Gott Bay and turn down to Milton with its attractive harbour. Stretching our legs, we find the cattle friendly and photogenic. Back in the car we follow the road round to […]Read more "Tiree: Life on The Sunny Side"