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"
Thursday 22nd August 2013“On the Thursday morning (August 22nd) we sail at 8.15, although we have to be at the terminal at least 45 minutes earlier. The ferry is timetabled to arrive at Tiree at 12 noon. Then begins the task of unloading the van and the process of settling into our new home.” Much […]Read more "Another Milestone"
It’s Show Day on Tiree. Historically the show has enjoyed sunny weather. What will the weather have in store today for the show? With the Friday morning ferry to catch we wake up early. We have still the final packing to complete. But we don’t need to be up this early. It is only 4:45am! […]Read more "Good Morning Tiree"
Why are the flags flying? It is not simply because the sun is out. The flags are flying for the Tiree Music Festival. It is July and it feels like summer. The sky is blue and the air is pleasantly warm. And the sea, azure blue, looks so enticing, so inviting. What a great start […]Read more "The Flags Are Out!"
The date, July 2017 The Meeting Place – Gott Bay, Tiree. The encounter the ‘Flying Dutchman’ and the Mighty ‘Clansman’. It is Fèis Thiriodh 2017. It is the day of the Cèilidh na Mara (Muse Cruise). It is also the day when the ferry sails to Barra and return. It is also the day of the Experience […]Read more "Tiree, Two Ships, Two Ages"
Bed and Breakfast had been booked in Oban. It was important that we had a contingency plan. Thankfully the PS Waverley’s advertised sailing took place. There was no need to resort to PLAN B – travel from Tiree to Oban by the ferry. Our arrival at Oban’s North Pier was just after 7:30pm. It was […]Read more "Epilogue"
Yes! Full Steam Ahead bound for Tobermory and Oban. But first we must reverse away from the pier out into the bay. This is Life on Tiree on board the world’s last sea-going paddle steamer. The sun has broken through the clouds. It is looking promising for our sail to Oban. The telegraph sounds from […]Read more "Full Steam Ahead – Part 2"