According to the Met Office, the meteorological winter begins on 1 December, whereas the astronomical winter begins on 21 December 2017. It is only mid November but this past week has been wintry. It feels dark with little strength to the sun’s rays. It is only five weeks to the winter solstice. So sunrise is […]Read more "Unofficially Winter"
The time was 3:00pm. The date was the 11th of November. The venue was the Memorial just off Pier Road. The occasion was the annual Act of Remembrance. The weather was dry. However by late afternoon it was cold. Thankfully there was no wind to speak about. This year the short service was led by […]Read more "Tiree Remembers"
Bay, Birds, Breakers, Baptist Church Premises, Ben Hynish and Balemartine, Baugh bathed by this evening’s sunset. It is Tuesday morning. Indeed a beautiful November day. And while some engage in seated exercise at The Baptist Church I take myself off and enjoy a walk around the crofting township of Baugh. Hearing the breakers on the […]Read more "Baugh’s Beauty"
Tiree does not qualify for dark skies status. However for the most part we enjoy dark skies. For example there are no street lights on the island. This evening (5th Nov) was the island’s bonfire night and firework display. This year it was held close to the beach at Scarinish. Once again we had a […]Read more "Light Fantastic"
‘East, West, Home is Best!’ ‘It’s good to go away. It’s even better to come back home.’ It was great to meet up with family and friends but we are home now. Video-calls are no substitute for seeing the grand children face to face. What pleasure in going to the park and kicking the leaves. […]Read more "Home"
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 […]Read more "A Happy Occasion"
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 […]Read more "When The Sun Shines"