Sunset Safari. ‘An Turas’ is the Gaelic for ‘Journey’ The Isle of Tiree website defines it as: Both a building and an art work, a landmark and a symbol. Situated close to the CalMac Office it gives a view of the island land and seascape. (Moues-over for titles in galleries and double click for larger […]Read more "Sunset Safari"
It is strange how you suddenly become aware of the subtle change. Without looking out of the window you know there is a difference. The setting sun is casting g a russet glow all around. The decision is made to head for the crofting township of Vaul. Our way takes us along the shore of […]Read more "Vaul’s Magnificent Vista"
On Friday morning the first floats arrived on the island Their destination – the Rural Centre, Crossapol. Saturday is the annual Tiree Lamb Sale. There was further evidence of the forth coming sale. The machair close to home was denuded of its lamb population. This was heightened by the sound of bleating from the few […]Read more "Going, Going, Gone!"
Thursday 18th of August The evening and night of the Full Moon What a sight as it rose over the Passage of Tiree. Before the moon rose we took a walk along Salum Beach, The sea was so calm on the Atlantic facing bay. Hard to imagine the ferry is on an alert. No sight […]Read more "The Night of the Full Moon"
A recent trip to the mainland included a stay in Dundee and near Falkirk. The visit to Dundee coincided with the ‘Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail’. Men and women, young and old, were out on the trail. Grandparents and Grandchildren! (Mouse-over for captions and double click for larger photographs) We crossed the Tay Bridge which is 50 […]Read more "Tiree (Naturally)"
It is Tuesday afternoon. The departure point is Oban. The journey from Glasgow a delight. It is a transition from city streets to lochs and glens. The sun has shone all the way to Oban. What a difference from the outward journey to Dundee. Mountain peaks shrouded by mist are now clearly visible. Oban is […]Read more "Destination Tiree"
Oban, in Argyll and Bute, is the bustling ferry terminal for many of the Hebridean Isles. CalMac Ferries come and go from Islay, Colonsay, Lismore, Mull, Barra, Coll and Tiree. With the introduction of RET (Road Equivalent Tariff) it is is extremely busy. You can now commute to the Mainland from the Isle of Mull. For […]Read more "Oban for Tiree"