‘The Mighty Clansman and a Hebridean Princess’. It sounds like a folk tale. It even has a Hebridean ring to it. The tale begins at Gott Bay, the Isle of Tiree. It is Monday the 15th October 2018. At 8:45 the Hebridean Princess slipped into Gott Bay. And at 8:55 she berthed alongside the pier […]Read more "The Clansman And A Princess"
The day before Storm Callum struck began with winds gusting to 39mph from the SE. When the ferry arrived it was prepared to drop its anchor in order to berth safely. The previous day had been like a dress rehearsal for the occasion. With the anchor weighed the Clansman headed out to sea. Compared to the […]Read more "Calm Before Callum"
Weather Warning! It’s the Autumn Equinox. So the current weather forecast is no surprise. No storm is on the horizon but the forecast is for a wee blow. The wind is forecast to gust up to 47mph on Tuesday afternoon. By the time the ferry is due the gusts are forecast to reduce to 44mph. […]Read more "Weather Warning"
It has been a day on which Storm Ali has battered much of the UK. A gust of 102.2mph was recorded on the Tay Road Bridge. Road, rail and ferries have been disrupted. Tragically there has been loss of life. All train services have been suspended out of Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow […]Read more "Storm Ali Spares Tiree"
The last we had seen of the Tiree skiff she was under wraps. She was sitting on her launch trolley at Scarinish Old Harbour. There ‘Gille-Brìghde’ lay under her protective cover as snug as a bug in a rug. Then just before lunch I was out walking. In front of the memorial in Pier Road […]Read more "Uncovered"
With the light beginning to fade fast we decided to go for a walk. It turned out to be a Sunday evening stroll through Scarinish. No need to take the camera we would not be out long. Mistake! From our home we walked out as far as Tigh A Rudha Eventide Home. The setting sun […]Read more "The Evening Sky"
“Congratulations!” “Yes! Many Congratulations!” What a great achievement was celebrated on Saturday. The seed that had been sown finally germinated in February 2018. On the cold dark days of the new year preparatory work began. The workbench constructed then has proved invaluable. Next the frame and the kit for the St Ayles Skiff was delivered […]Read more "– ‘An Gille-Brìghde’ – The Launch"