It must have been around 10am that a caller at our home enquired about an unusual ferry berthed at the pier. A quick look at Marine Traffic confirmed that the vessel was the Hebridean Princess. Built as a ferry she no longer operates in that capacity as after a refit in 1989 she emerged as […]Read more "A Nautical Theme"
The photographs may have a nautical theme but the narrative is much wider. The latter is an explanation of why we have every reason to be grateful. The occasion was a brief visit to the Mainland port of Oban for an appointment at the ‘Lorne and Islands Hospital’. The appointment was on the Friday morning […]Read more "Every Reason To Be Grateful"
Sunday evening brought to a climax a weekend of celebration Throughout the UK many came together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Here on the Isle of Tiree the weekend began with the lighting of a beacon/bonfire on top of Ben Gott on Thursday and concluded on Sunday with ‘afternoon tea’ in An Talla (the […]Read more "STEALING THE SHOW"
A month has passed since we last reported on our life on Tiree. On that occasion we were travelling south to meet up with our family for a celebration – our Golden wedding – although the actual date was in January. In all we were off island for two whole weeks. However, we have been […]Read more "A Timely Catch-Up"
As we stood on Tiree’s pier waiting to board the MV Clansman someone commented, “You should get some great photographs this evening.” It was the first leg of our journey to Thame, Oxfordshire, a journey by public transport that would see us passing through, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London. The island has enjoyed a period of […]Read more "A Stunning Start"
It’s not the three ‘Rs’ – “Reading Writing and Arithmetic”. It is not even “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”. Nor is it “Recruitment, Resources and Results”. In this instance it is three ‘As’ – “Alert, Arrival and Aggregates”. Alerted on Wednesday evening to Friday’s arrival of the CEG Cosmos, a high cubic capacity box hold vessel; […]Read more "Alert, Arrival, Aggregates"
With the sun transforming everything it touched for the second day in a row and a forecast for more to come in the week ahead I found myself thinking, ‘Here Comes The Sun’. The words somehow seemed familiar. To those familiar with the song, ‘Here Comes The Sun’ please excuse my ignorance. I did not […]Read more "Here Comes The Sun"
At a first glance the headline photograph looks picturesque with the ‘MV Isle of Mull’ alongside the pier at Tiree and the moon was already high in the deep blue sky. However, a closer look at the photograph reveals that all is not as it appears. What a start to the year it has been […]Read more "SNAP!"
No two performances are identical but at first it felt like a repeat performance of the day before. We woke up to the wind speed about 46mph and gusts of 59mph. It was indeed another stormy morning. The sky was perhaps a little lighter and it was raining off and on. With high tide in […]Read more "Repeat Performance"
As anticipated in the previous post the ferry did not sail to either Coll or Tiree today. Yesterday was breezy but today Tuesday the 8th of March is stormy. March came in a like a lamb but today it has felt much more like a lion. It was a storm with no name. As we […]Read more "An Unnamed Storm"