Awakening

It really feels as if Tiree has woken up. (Not that the island was ever really asleep.) The weekend ferries have been extremely busy. The birds are singing and the machair is awakening. Out and about you are conscious of birdsong. Walking or driving you sense colour returning to the island. When the sun shines […]

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Look Out!

Look Up! Look Down! Look Out! Look Around! Take a good look all around! Look Up! Stepping out this morning the first thing that caught my attention were the cloud formations high in the sky above. The first observation were the clouds behind the memorial in Pier Road. The whole day has been characterised by warm […]

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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 Splash of Colour

On Monday we had to visit someone living at Hough. Our return journey brought us back via Crossapol. We wanted to photograph some lambs. A picture for the grandchildren! En route we just had to stop at Cornaig. The daffodils by the Millhouse Hostel were eye catching. We were spoilt for colour – blue sky, green grass and […]

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A Sharp Reminder

Spring flowers might be out across the island but the weather today has been a sharp reminder that we are still in Winter and that we are not yet in Spring. The day started out rather dreich. It was damp cold with heavy rain showers. In the afternoon there were clear blue spells. However, the […]

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Sunrise To Sunset

First thing this morning the senses were rather dulled. We should never have stayed up so late last night. It was all the fault of the Snow Moon. It did not take too long to come round. From first light the sky was painted blue. This is Hebridean sunshine, blue but cold. However, not quite […]

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Welcome Home

‘The ferry leaves for Oban every day And passes Tobermory on the way, Then just beyond the lovely isle of Coll, Is Tiree, the most beautiful of all.’ The ferry leaves Oban every day That is certainly true for the summer timetable But under the winter timetable it is a different matter. At present there […]

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