The Mighty One

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 […]

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A Happy Occasion

Weddings are special. They are happy but solemn occasions. You make your plans but you cannot organise the weather. Tiree is often referred to as the Hawaii of the north. Today, however, was a reminder that we don’t always have blue skies. When the ferry arrived the sky was grey and the wind was gusting […]

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A Day of 2Bs

With the prefix ‘Bale’ being common there are several ‘B’s on Tiree. Of course if it were beaches there are so many to visit. Today’s 2Bs are Baugh and Balephetrish. The restored Dr Buchanan’s Memorial is a prominent feature. Dr Buchanan was Tiree’s first doctor from 1860 until his death in 1911. Such was the respect […]

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Skillful Team Effort

There was an adverse weather forecast of winds gusting to over 45 mph. The MV Clansman was sailing to Tiree under a revised timetable. The ferry departed Oban at 6:15am sailing directly to Tiree. She berthed at Tiree at 9:32am. The weather photograph only tells part of the picture. The SE Wind was gusting up […]

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When The Sun Shines

Creating bales while the sun shines. The old saying is ‘Making hay while the sun shines’. Gone are the hay stacks and in are the poly-wrapped bales. It looks and feels so seasonal. To look out and see and hear the balers at work. To walk along the beach and see the tractors at work […]

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A Glassy Sea

The Passage of Tiree was like glass today. No wonder at 10:00am the wind speed was 1 mph. When the MV Clansman berthed at Tiree’s pier (11:05) the wind was 5 mph. Since coming to Tiree four years ago we have felt drawn to the pier. Most days we walk at least once or twice […]

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