The first stage of the journey was from Tiree to Oban. The talk was all about the storm known as Ophelia. Yet, in spite of this, the crossing was smooth. One thing we did notice was a red tinge to parts of the sky today. We have learned this phenomenon was in part due to […]Read more "The Journey"
A Stroll around Scarinish afforded a Seasonal Sunset. Sunset – as our stroll was in the late afternoon. Seasonal – as the Sunset reflected the weather. We have had sunshine and showers. Yes! And Stormy Skies! As the sun was setting we walked up Pier Road. Passed the Post Office and down to the Old […]Read more "Seasonal Sunset"
CalMac provide a summer only service to the island of Barra from the Isle of Tiree. It makes the once a week crossing – there and back – on a Wednesday. For the past two weeks this sailing has been cancelled. The reason given was the wind and the waves. This was the Penultimate Passage […]Read more "Barra Bound"
October the 5th 2017 on Tiree was the occasion of the Harvest Moon. In the Northern Hemisphere the Harvest Moon rose late this year. Usually it occurs before the equinox in September. In 2017 the Harvest Moon was in October. A Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. This year’s Autumnal […]Read more "Harvest Moonday"
There is something special about spindrift. Today we didn’t have to travel far to see it. It was right on our doorstep. We’ll not quite literally! Since the equinox the wind has been a feature of the weather. On several occasion the ferry has been on an alert. On Sunday the crossing had to be […]Read more "Spindrift Special"
This evening our home is being assaulted once again. Outside the south westerly wind is swirling and gusting. These gusts of 53mph have a knack of finding their way inside. Venturing outside is at one and the same time challenging and exhilarating. It has been a week of seasonal interludes. There has been sunshine, scattered […]Read more "Seasonal Interludes"
On Thursday, from mid-afternoon onwards, the wind steadily rose. Around midnight the gusts peaked at 52 mph. At 9:00am – the gusts were still 43 mph. Little wonder the ferry was on an alert. To see the conditions best double click on photograph in galleries. Mouse-over for captions. The ferry left Oban Ferry Terminal at […]Read more "The Mighty One"