The difference could hardly have been more marked. On one evening yet another colourful sunset. The following evening an overcast sky. Contrasting yet both atmospheric. The week has been mainly characterised by bright blue skies. Some days the breeze has even had a hint of warmth. And the sunsets have been a great delight. Friday […]Read more "Atmospheric!"
Gott Bay is the point of arrival and departure of most people. This is true for residents and visitors alike. It is the location of the island’s pier. And the bay has a new look. Gott Bay has the Isle of Tiree’s largest beach, An Tràigh Mhòr. It is often frequented by kite and sail […]Read more "New Look"
The word was out that a cruise ship, the MS Europa 2, had navigated the waters of the Passage of Tiree taking in Iona and the Treshnish Isles, before stopping for the night in the Sound of Mull, close to Tobermory and its Bay. “It’s BIG!” “It’s a floating grand hotel.” “It’s one of these […]Read more "A Cat can look at the Queen"
Out in the passage of Tiree she looked impressive with her sails unfurled. A glance at ‘Marine Traffic’ revealed her to be “Leader’. In a former life she was one of the largest of the Brixham sailing trawlers, known, despite their Ketch rig, as the ‘Big Sloops’. By the time she entered the waters of Gott […]Read more "Impressive at 123 Years of Age"
It’s taken a year to get here, but the visit made an ideal start to our second year. We previously visited the harbour late one evening in 2011, when spending a week’s holiday on Tiree. Having visitors staying with us gave us an ideal opportunity to take the camera on an outing and it really […]Read more "Tiree: Milton Harbour"
Tiree is the sunniest place in the UK and although photographs may give the impression that the sun always shines over the island, the reality is somewhat different. “A red sky and night is a shepherd’s delight.” It certainly was not a delight for those who came as spectators to the Tiree Regatta Club. Although when […]Read more "Tiree: A Dreich Afternoon"
One of the many features of our return journey to Tiree was the presence of the yachting fraternity as we left Oban and made away up the Sound of Mull and then sailed down the Passage of Tiree. If quantity is anything to go by, Loch Eatharna, Coll ,was proving popular with many yachts anchored in […]Read more "Sailing Home"