Matriarch of the Machair

We are out West heading between Manal and Hynish. There she appeared the Matriarch of the Machair. There she stood between the rocks. Yet only metres from the shore. It is three weeks since we returned to Tiree from our holiday. In that time we have enjoyed a spell of sunny, dry weather. This is […]

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Luminance

There was a marked difference in the light over Tiree today. The clear blue skies were replaced by a haze. This was particular true over the seascape. The Isle of Mull was hidden from view. Our eldest son was leaving for home on today’s (Friday’s) ferry. The MV Lord of the Isles was due to […]

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‘Showing Off’

Generally speaking it is not a compliment to be described as a ‘Show Off’. However to show off the island to a visitor is a different matter. And yesterday Tiree was was to be seen at its very best. We were not the sunniest place in the UK. We were not even the sunniest place […]

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Blue Sky Thinking

Since arriving back on Tiree from our holiday the sun has shone every day. Indeed on Friday Tiree was the sunniest place in the United Kingdom. It is a claim that is backed by the Met Office. Our son arrived by plane on Friday afternoon to blue skies. The view from the plane from Glasgow […]

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Three Returns Please

With our holiday over there was our return to Tiree. After a long absence there was the return of the MV Clansman to Tiree. And after the chaos of the past months a return to the Ferry’s Summer Timetable. Our return to the Isle of Tiree was like a game of hopscotch. From Dubrovnik to […]

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Anticipation

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 […]

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It’s a gull’s life!

We gulls can be quite observant. We recognise a ready supply of food even if its inland. We will often migrate there if that’s where the food is to be found. And we are not adverse to snatching a sandwich from the hand of the unwary. Yesterday we guessed that Tiree must be one of […]

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