Aware that I would be ‘home alone’ I was kindly invited out by hosts to the Sunday Carvery at the ‘Cobbled Cow’’ Restaurant/Cafe located in Tiree’s Rural Centre. Contributors to Trip Advisor have variously described the restaurant, the food and its owners: “Little gem with great owners”, “Excellent food, well presented and friendly staff!!!”, “Excellent […]Read more "Come Dine With Me"
Weather is probably even more of a topic of conversation on Tiree than it is on the Mainland. Sitting out in the Atlantic we can often see the next weather system approaching. This past week has been a bit of a mixed bad – moderately gusting winds, rain, hail and sunshine. With the frequent mix […]Read more "Spring is on the Way"
With the Isle of Tiree being one of the sunniest, if not the sunniest place in the UK, you almost come to expect sunshine. Yesterday, the hours of daylight were characterised by blue skies. This morning breakfast was rather interrupted by stopping every so often to appreciate another aspect of the rising sun. However, opening the […]Read more "Winter is still with us"
Before the sun had even given a hint of rising on Saturday the 14th of February, the MV Hebrides cast its ropes and departed Oban for Coll and Tiree. The 05:30 departure was down to the alternative timetable in operation due to the livestock sale on Tiree. After the scheduled call at Coll the vessel […]Read more "Going! Going! Gone!"
This evening was a powerful reminder, if we needed it, that the days are stretching. What an amazing sunset we encountered as we walked the bounds. Although the sun had set the red hue seemed to just go on and on. Lochans and even puddles were turned into mirrors. The memorial is a reminder of […]Read more "At The Going Down Of The Sun"
While on the Mainland, due to certain circumstances, a phrase we heard more than once was, “It is good to get back to some sense of normality”. Now back on Tiree, it is good to get back to normality. Shopping at the Co-Op, walking over the Machair, meeting with the church family and visiting the […]Read more "Back to Normality"
Our recent trip to the Mainland took us to Falkirk, Glasgow, Thame (Oxfordshire), the Isle of Sheppey, Aylesbury and London. It involved a flight, several car and train journeys, a coach journey and a sailing from Oban to Tiree. Thankfully our travel arrangements went to plan and were safe and smooth. One thing that struck […]Read more "Mainland Musing"