With the wind forecast to gust up to 51mph the decision was made to operate to a revised timetable with the Coll/Tiree sailing departing Oban at 8:45am instead of 7:15am. Throughout the morning the wind had been steadily rising. The wind peaked between 10:00am and 11:00am At that point the gusts were 52mph. The ferry […]Read more "Nae Problem!"
It was Wednesday afternoon. We might have missed it – but we didn’t. We were all together in our living-room. The cry went up, “Look! Look out the window!” The vessel seemed so close. As a result it appeared rather large. It was the Northern Lighthouse vessel ‘Pharos’. We had an appointment at Heylipol. As […]Read more "Ships and Boats"
It’s Easter Monday and the sun is shining brightly. In the foreground is the MV Clansman. The backdrop is the Isle of Mull. The stretch of water is known as the Passage of Tiree. The Passage of Tiree lies between Tiree and the Isle of Mull. To berth at Tiree’s pier the ferry must turn […]Read more "A Colourful Canvas"
Gunna Sound Do you mean the Ceiledh Band? Or do you mean a stretch of water? It is actually a particular stretch of water. But it is worth mentioning the well known Ceilidh Band After all the Isle of Tiree is justly proud of its musical tradition. What a range this tradition includes: At the […]Read more "Gunna Sound"
We have nothing but admiration: Admiration for Tiree’s courageous Pier Staff. Admiration for the skipper and crew of the MV Clansman. In galleries mouse-over for captions, double-click for larger photographs The weather forecast was looking bleak for Monday’s sailing. It was a statement and not a question. “You will be here on Monday!” On Sunday […]Read more "Admiration"
Enjoy the sunset. From a previous post you may know that the day began grey, cold and breezy, made all the more grey in coming across a dead marine animal. The day was not the most inspiring. However come sunset – now around 8:00pm what an amazing transformation in the sky above. It was another […]Read more "Enjoy!"
With the MV Clansman at Greenock for her annual overhaul. the MV Hebridean Isles has taken over her sailings from 25th February until the 12th March. (In galleries mouse-over for captions and double-click for larger photographs) The MV Hebridean Isles departed Port Askaig on Islay at 6:56. Sailing directly she arrived at Oban’s Ferry Terminal […]Read more "A Welcome Visitor"