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"
CalMac have issued a status alert that Thursday’s ferry (17th February) for Coll and Tiree has been cancelled due to an adverse weather forecast. On Thursday there will be an update regarding the possibility of putting on a sailing on Friday. Storm Dudley – and possibly Storm Eunice – have added to the challenges facing […]Read more "Nae Thursday Ferry"
It’s Sunday and Dennis continues to menace the Isle of Tiree. While the wind gusted up to 71mph, thankfully the island has been spared the disastrous flooding which has destroyed the homes and businesses in many parts of the Mainland. In England, Wales and Scotland many have been made homeless. Storm Dennis is the second […]Read more "Dramatic Dennis"
The Met Office have issued a weather warning for the weekend that includes the next named storm to strike the UK. Named ‘Storm Dennis’ it is not expected to be as ‘menacing’ as ‘Storm Ciara’. Or will Dennis prove to be a Menace? Steve Ramsdale, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: “Another spell of […]Read more "A Brief Respite"
Once again there was a lull before the storm. It was only late on Sunday evening that the wind began to rise and around 5:00am the gusts peaked at 64mph. Those relying on the ferry had been advised to sail on either Saturday or Sunday’s crossing. Throughout the morning the wind speed and gusts decreased […]Read more "Perseverance Determination and Success"
It’s Winter. It’s the month of February. Stormy weather is to be expected. This past week the Met Office issued the following warning, A deep area of low-pressure will track northeast across Britain through Friday and Saturday, bringing strong winds and gales to parts of Northern Ireland, northern England and Scotland. Met Éireann named the […]Read more "Eriksome"
Saturday the 24th of February was the first day of the alternate Winter Timetable. This is the consequence of the MV Clansman being away for its annual overhaul. The replacement vessels cannot match the MV Clansman’s timing. This year the replacement is the MV Hebridean Isles. At least it is meant to be. I set […]Read more "Construct and Destruct"
This year we saw in the New Year in Dundee What an enjoyable time we spent in the City of Discovery. It included a visit to the Dundee Rep Theatre to see ‘A Christmas Carol’. On New Year’s Day we witnessed the annual ‘Big Dook’ at Broughty Ferry. Our return journey was by Megabus to […]Read more "A Watery Welcome"
At the pier this evening: “Where were you this morning?” “You should have been here this morning!” “You should have seen the cant on the vessel!” The weather forecast was accurate. We experienced winds gusting up to 47mph. However we were spared thunder and lightening. Thankfully there was a weather window for the plane to […]Read more "Stormy Seas"