Today’s appointment at the pier was a reminder of the power of wind and wave. When the ‘Mighty’ Clansman entered the bay the wind was gusting to 44mph. In the bay the gusts might even have been higher. (The official figures are from the Airport.) Today’s sailing was on an alert due to the sea […]Read more "A Powerful Reminder"
With a name like the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo it sounds dramatic but, although winds have gusted up to 60mph, the storm is not out of the ordinary especially for October. The ferry and the plane are cancelled, however that was anticipated – consequently only local mail and no newspapers. It has been a day of stark […]Read more "Tiree: A Day of Contrasts"
Has this been the wettest and windiest winter in living memory on the Isle of Tiree? With wind and rain almost incessant since November, with only brief days of respite, many claim they have not known anything like it. In many places the machair has been left as a flooded quagmire. Tiree’s Ranger Stephen Nagy […]Read more "Wettest, Windiest Winter in living memory?"