It felt like the Exodus. What a contrast with Tuesday’s sailing. On that occasion only seven passengers disembarked. That included two cars, one cyclist and three foot passengers. There were a few more boarding but in no way was the ferry busy. In the winter timetable there is no Friday sailing. Saturday’s ferry was uncertain […]Read more "The Exodus"
The week began on the Saturday. It ran through to the following Friday. And it involved life on and off the Isle of Tiree. An appointment in Glasgow meant leaving the island. We decided to travel outward by the ferry to Oban. The weather for the crossing was damp and dull. But there was nothing […]Read more "What A Week"
We did the rising, the sun did the shining. After a weekend away for a family event in the Borders, It was time to return to our home on the beautiful Isle of Tiree. (In galleries mouse-over for captions and double click for larger photos) The venue was Aikwood Tower near Selkirk. The journey home included […]Read more "Rise and Shine"
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"
There is no bridge or tunnel linking Tiree to the Mainland. For vehicles the only link is the CalMac ferry to Oban. Many foot passengers choose to travel by ferry. The crossing is normally just under 4 hours. The journey can be memorable …. In galleries double-click for larger pictures. Mouse-over for captions in galleries […]Read more "An Unscheduled Stay"
The watch word today is the weather. We didn’t experienced the high temperatures of the Mainland. What we did enjoy on Tiree was a bright, warm, sunny Autumn day. With cases packed we left in plenty of time for the pier office. The first leg of our long journey south is by ferry to […]Read more "Sailing into the Sunset"
A recent trip to the mainland included a stay in Dundee and near Falkirk. The visit to Dundee coincided with the ‘Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail’. Men and women, young and old, were out on the trail. Grandparents and Grandchildren! (Mouse-over for captions and double click for larger photographs) We crossed the Tay Bridge which is 50 […]Read more "Tiree (Naturally)"