I Love Tiree’s Big Sky

It is winter time here on the Isle of Tiree. The sun is much lower in the sky and thus less intense. It also means that the hours of daylight are considerably less. Whatever the season, spring or autumn, summer or winter I appreciate our big sky. It’s Monday morning and it appears the sky […]

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“Haste Ye Back!”

The powers that be have decreed that the MV Clansman leave the waters of the Inner Hebrides for the Firth of Clyde. To facilitate this transfer she was scheduled to leave Oban an hour earlier than normal – 6:15 instead of 7:15 but due to a technical problem her departure was delayed. This untimely transfer […]

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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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It’s January

Yes! It’s January. How we appreciate the hours of daylight. They are short in number but are much appreciated. Yes! It’s January. Flashes of colour are like gems. Whether they be in the sky above or the surrounding sea. Early flowering blooms in the garden are a point of conversation. A January Sunrise over the […]

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Overnighting

With no sailing on New Years Day to Tiree, and no scheduled sailing to Coll and Tiree on a Wednesday, Thursday, witnessed the arrival of the the first ferry of the New Year. The MV Clansman arrived at the pier in Gott Bay slightly ahead of schedule. This was perhaps just as well as Oban […]

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Wild Water

What a contrast in conditions today compared to yesterday morning. Although stormy yesterday the sunrise was clearly visible. Today the sky and the sea were leaden. Yesterday it felt stormy, today it is wild. Not as wild as it could be, but nevertheless wild. Just before high water the gusts of wind peaked at 60mph. […]

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Contrasting Perspectives

An appointment in Glasgow saw me on Monday Morning’s flight. The flight was slightly earlier than the normal timings. And it was a beautiful sunny November morning. It being Monday there were two planes. The tiny ‘Islander’ that serves Oban, Coll and Tiree. And the the larger ‘Twin Otter’ for Glasgow International Airport. Although larger […]

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