A flying visit is a most apt description. No sooner back on the island and I have to fly off. I have to keep a long standing appointment in Glasgow. This morning was proof that daylight hours are getting longer. With the curtains drawn back we were treated to a great sunrise. The wind was […]Read more "A Flying Visit"
As the Algerian barber said in Peckham London, “East – West – Home’s best.” It sure felt like that as we touched down at Tiree Airport to be warmly greeted by caring friends. The day began for us at 5:00am. Our first train of the day was at 6:04am from Peckham Rye Station. Our second train […]Read more "Moon Landing"
Out by ferry and return by plane. Once again we were encouraged by the kindness of family and friends. On the outward journey the ferry was running approximately two hours late, yet thanks to the kindness of friends we arrived at our onward destination approximately two hours earlier than expected. Thanks to the kindness of […]Read more "Return Post"
Partly because we do not have planes landing every two minutes at Tiree airport and partly because any transatlantic flights are generally flying about 35,000 feet, we are unused to regular aircraft noise. First of all we heard the sound of a rotor blade, then the helicopter came into view as it swooped towards the […]Read more "When Time is Money"
It is mixed news on the Transport links to the island. Ferry News As more or less expected, due to adverse weather and sea conditions, Thursday’s sailing (12/3/2015) has been cancelled. The helpful news is that a replacement service will operate on Friday 13th March as follows: Depart Oban: 13:00; Arrive Coll: 15:40; Depart Coll:15:50; […]Read more "Travel News"
Faced with a routine hospital appointment in Glasgow, the choice is a ferry crossing to Oban and an onward bus or train journey to Glasgow or a flight direct to Glasgow. With the ferry's winter timetable this can take five days, whereas a flight reduces this to three days. So it was that today we […]Read more "Up. Up. And Away"