Snow Drama

It is no exaggeration to say it was dramatic at the pier today. In Scarinish on the Isle of Tiree we woke up to a sprinkling of snow. As the morning wore on there were short, sharp, showers of hail and snow. When the MV Clansman berthed it was something different. The vessel departed the […]

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Friendly, Courteous and Helpful

For the past week we had been keeping an eagle eye on the weather. A family member had made plans to visit us over the weekend. He was travelling north by train then flying from Glasgow. Would he make it over? Mouse-over for captions and double click for larger photographs You cannot organise the weather. […]

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More Like Midnight

It felt like the middle of the night. It was 7:00am on a January morning. The sun had not yet risen and it was pitch black. The waning crescent moon was just about to set. However, it was too windy to attempt to photograph it. With the wind and accompanying gusts forecast to rise the […]

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One Frosty Morning

Frost is not unknown on Tiree. However frost is not a common occurrence. Thursday morning was one of these rare frosty occasions First light at present is around 8:00am Drawing back the curtains the moon was visible. Looking out – Jupiter was to be seen just below the moon. In galleries double mouse-over for captions. […]

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A Powerful Reminder

Today’s appointment at the pier was a reminder of the power of wind and wave. When the ‘Mighty’ Clansman entered the bay the wind was gusting to 44mph. In the bay the gusts might even have been higher. (The official figures are from the Airport.) Today’s sailing was on an  alert due to the sea […]

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Wind Chill

The phone rang! The phone was answered. The caller asked, “Did you see the sunrise?” The caller continued, “I wanted to warn you, it’s cold!” The sunrise had some warm colours. But the sky also hinted at the temperature outside. It was cold, just above freezing, but not as cold as the Mainland. At 8:00am […]

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A Watery Welcome

This year we saw in the New Year in Dundee What an enjoyable time we spent in the City of Discovery. It included a visit to the Dundee Rep Theatre to see ‘A Christmas Carol’. On New Year’s Day we witnessed the annual ‘Big Dook’ at Broughty Ferry. Our return journey was by Megabus to […]

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