It was so tempting blue skies and flat calm seas, day after day. Perfect conditions for a trip to Skerryvore and onto Lunga courtesy of Tiree Sea Tours. Who could resist it? Today, Friday, the weather has finally broken, the air is still, the sea calm, but harr (sea mist) is rolling in over the […]Read more "So Tempting"
‘Happy Valley’ – Isle of Tiree. It is almost five years since we first walked to Lag na Cleite . We had just moved to Tiree and it was probably our very first walk.. The previous year, when on holiday, we had explored other areas. Our son, who had assisted with the removal, accompanied us on […]Read more "Lag na Cleite "
It was a long weekend with a difference. The difference was the wonderful weather. The weather many are hoping for next weekend. Next weekend is the Early May Bank Holiday and Tiree 10k. The forecast for much of the UK had been ominous. ‘High winds and a month’s rainfall in a day.’ In fact it […]Read more "“What A Weekend!”"
What a day it has turned out to be be. Blue sky with clear views to neighbouring islands. So still that bird song travelled far and was music to the ears. It was all that the weather forecast predicated and more. Here on Tiree there was no need for coat, hat scarf and gloves. Especially […]Read more "TRIP OF A LIFETIME"
Anticipation. Eager Anticipation. Only one more sleep to go. It was one of these calm evenings. The sun has shone for most of the daylight hours. And the slight breeze that had brought a nip to the air has dropped. There was to be no clear view of the setting sun. A thin viel of […]Read more "Anticipation"
At just after 2:30pm Skipper Frazer MacInnes, his crew and passengers headed out to sea bound for the Skerryvore Lighthouse on board his impressive rib ‘the Aurora”. This was the inaugural sailing of this new venture, ‘Tiree Sea Tours’. Throughout the summer, weather permitting, on offer are a variety of tours. They include – Skerryvore […]Read more "Inaugural Sailing"
It’s December 26th. Through the ages it has been given various names. In some countries and cultures it is the 2nd Day of Christmas. From early on it was named after the first Christians martyr Saint Stephen. Nowadays the 26th of December is often referred to as Boxing Day. According to the Oxford English Dictionary the […]Read more "A Thank You Box"
What a glorious day. Daylight hours were crowned with sunshine. With just a whisper of wind it felt positively warm. A brief walk to the pier was in order before meeting with the church family. The yacht which had moored the previous evening was still in the bay. The outline of neighbouring islands was so […]Read more "Pipped At The Post"
Tiree has numerous beautiful beaches. In fact surfing or walking you are spoilt for choice. One member of the family has their personal favourite. So every visit, no matter the season, we make a pilgrimage. Weather permitting there is less than 24hours to his ferry arrives. So this afternoon we headed west to Balephuil beach, […]Read more "A Bracing Beach Walk"
Let’s go for a walk. Where shall we go today? Let’s walk round Ben Hough. The weather forecast is for good weather. Parking the car, there were clear views north towards Eigg and Rum. From Hough beach the view was towards the Outer Hebrides. Beinn Mhor on South Uist was impressive. Mousover for captions – double click […]Read more "Spring Round Hough"