“Outlook” The word has various meanings. For some ‘Outlook’ is a piece of computer software. For others it relates to the weather forecast. “What’s the weather outlook for tomorrow?” Rather pertinent on Tiree! Today’s outlook all round Tiree was stunning. Above is the amazing outlook to the South. The Paps of Jura – some 50 miles away. […]Read more "Outlook"
Yesterday, Tiree Topped the Met-Office’s Extremes (Data issued 00:02 on Fri 29 Apr 2016) For Strathclyde: Lowest maximum temperature – Tiree 4.9 °C Highest precipitation – Tiree 25.4 mm Sunniest – Tiree 4.5 hours and for the UK Highest precipitation – Tiree 25.4 mm (Mouse-over for captions, double-click for larger pictures) What a stark contrast. Blue […]Read more "Tiree’s Silvery Seas"
It may be the end of April but it it’s snow joke. It’s for real! (Mouse-over for captions, double-click for larger pictures in galleries) Drawing back the curtains is shocking. Tiree is transformed. It is a whiteout! Tiree has been transformed into snowy wonderland. You cannot say winter wonderland. It’s April – it’s springtime. It’s snowing […]Read more "Tiree Transformed"
The alarm clock rings out. It’s only 5:50am but we must leave blanket bay. In just over an hour the ferry will be sailing for Tiree. (Mouse-over for captions and double-click for larger pictures in galleries) Down in the hotel dining room by 6:30 there is time for a quick bowl of cereal before crossing […]Read more "Homeward Bound"
Oban is more than a place of arrival and departure; it is a venue characterised by anticipation. In Oban you anticipate the crossing to Tiree and your arrival there some four hours later. Travelling to the Isle of Tiree generally necessitates an overnight stay in Oban, especially when arriving in the town by public transport. (The […]Read more "Anticipation"
Little wonder that the Isle of Tiree is the Sunshine Capital of the U.K. Yesterday saw the island enjoy 14 hours of glorious sunshine. To think we left this behind. The previous evening we had arrived in Oban just before 10:30pm. We awoke to a town bathed in sunshine. Out and about ice creams […]Read more "14 Hours of Sunshine"
It’s only a short visit to the Mainland, but it has made think of the importance of the familiar. For those who had little option other than emigration in the mid-ninetieth century the familiar landmarks must have been treasured memories. Leaving these shores meant leaving family and the familiar as they committed themselves to perilous journeys. […]Read more "The Familiar"