Last week Tiree lived up to its reputation. It is regarded as one of the sunniest places in the UK. On at least one day this past week it was the sunniest place. Today the sky is overcast. It helps to reflect on the week gone by. To look back on some of the stunning […]Read more "A Wee Reminder"
The sun is shining. The sea is a myriad shades of blue. And Tiree’s famous Machair is in full bloom. Walk, cycle or drive, the island is looking particularly beautiful. From East to West and North to South it is stunning. The island is aive with a riot of colour. It was just last week. […]Read more "‘Just Growing Wild’"
It was a perfect day for a sea tour. In Gott Bay the water was like a mirror. The sea was so calm it was almost unbelievable. Today’s Tiree Sea Tour was to Lunga. It is one of a group islands known as the Treshnish Isles. On a clear day they are visible to the […]Read more "A Tiree Sea Tour"
Whether you live on Tiree or you are a visitor to the island, you cannot help but be aware of Tiree’s colourful carpet. No matter how you arrive on Tiree, whether you come to the island by ferry or plane, at this time of the year you will soon walk on our colourful carpet. The […]Read more "Tiree’s Colourful Carpet"
It is Thursday. A decision has to be made. Where shall we walk this afternoon? Let’s climb Beinn Hough but where shall we start? Looking back on it, we made the right decision: Park one car at Balevullin and the other at Hough. Climb Beinn Mhurstat first and then Beinn Hough itself. The early morning […]Read more "The Orchid Way"
Living on the Isle of Tiree you are conscious of sky and sea. With our big skies we can see the approach of weather systems. With our dark sky we often have an uninterrupted view of the moon and stars. (In galleries mouseover for captions, double click for larger photos) The moon influences the sea […]Read more "May’s Full Flower Moon"
Two days and two different beaches. (Not that there are only two beaches on Tiree.) On Tiree we are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches. Some people have a favourite beach. Personally we find each beach to be different. Each beach has its own distinctive characteristics. And unlike some islands Tiree is surrounded […]Read more "Two Days – Two Beaches"
It really feels as if Tiree has woken up. (Not that the island was ever really asleep.) The weekend ferries have been extremely busy. The birds are singing and the machair is awakening. Out and about you are conscious of birdsong. Walking or driving you sense colour returning to the island. When the sun shines […]Read more "Awakening"
What beauty lies on our own doorstep. Well not quite literally! Rather, just outside our door. Our garden is just a small patch. More a nature reserve than a formal garden. Yet, what amazing beauty lies within its boundaries. It is a colourful world. In many ways it is best appreciated on my knees. And while […]Read more "Tiree’s Beautiful Bounty"
East to West. West to East and East to West. Our visitors saw the length and breadth of the island. Thankfully it is dry and bright. Our guests are so looking forward to seeing Tiree. We head out West, stopping at Beachcomber for coffee and cake. Refreshed we stop for a panoramic view of Crossapol beach and […]Read more "East To West"