Bag A Beach

Mrs Life-on-Tiree had a responsibility in Baugh. (Baugh we have come to appreciate is pronounced ‘Bag’.) So, the opportunity was taken to walk along Tràigh Bhàigh. Once again it was a beautiful sunny day. It felt warm as there was hardly a breath of wind. Unusually the waves were not roaring in like an express train. […]

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A Bracing Beach Walk

Tiree has numerous beautiful beaches. In fact surfing or walking you are spoilt for choice. One member of the family has their personal favourite. So every visit, no matter the season, we make a pilgrimage. Weather permitting there is less than 24hours to his ferry arrives. So this afternoon we headed west to Balephuil beach, […]

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Tiree Sky Lights

“If this is Winter let it roll on!” December the 1st marks the first day of Winter. That is according to the Metrological definition of the seasons. Astronomical seasons are relative to the position of the Earth’s orbit around the sun taking into account equinoxes and solstices. ‘The astronomical winter begins on 21 December 2016 and ends on […]

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Magnificent Gott Bay

Traigh Mhor On Scotland’s West coast several places have the name Tràigh Mhòr. Here on the Isle of Tiree it is the closest beach to our home. It is translated as the ‘big beach’ – about 4 miles in length. Traigh Mhor is the big beach that encompasses Gott Bay. It runs from the Pier […]

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Tiree’s Classic Wave

Tiree is famous for its wave. Car drivers wave, pedestrians wave, most people wave. It has been said “If you go off island and you are still waving at Connel be worried. If you are still waving at Crianlarich you perhaps ought to seek help.” However, the Isle of Tiree is equally famous for the […]

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Seal Mates

What a bright, even warm, autumn day. Sky and sea are magnificent shades of blue. A day to take a walk along Balinoe (Soroby) Beach. As we walk down onto the beach to our right is the crofting township of Balemartine, and further along the coastline is the township of Mannal while straight ahead, on […]

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A Welcome Break

Today Tiree has experienced a welcome break in the weather. No gusting winds! No sharp, shocks from intense showers! Just bright sunshine and amazing cloud formations. A welcome break indeed. With a young guest to entertain for the day the three of us headed out for lunch to the Farmhouse Cafe, Balemartine. Suitably refreshed the […]

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