What a swell day for our morning constitutional. The heavy showers had given way to deep blue skies. On the days that the ferry sails our walk takes in the pier. After watching the ferry depart we head up to Scarinish Harbour. To a casual glance the waters of Gott Bay were deceptively calm. However, as […]Read more "Swell Conditions"
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. […]Read more "Bag A Beach"
An East wind did blow and brought with it a strong chill factor. Nevertheless once again the day began bright and sunny. Walking today was certainly invigorating! With the east wind gusting to 38mph the ferry was operating to an amended timetable. The arrival and departure at Tiree was as detailed in the Winter timetable. However there […]Read more "An East Wind"
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 […]Read more "Sunrise To Sunset"
On a day such as today Tiree feels at the very heart of the Hebrides. The weather has been bright, but cloudy, with surprising views. Distant islands were concertinaed into one another. Tiree is the most westerly of the Inner Hebrides. The official website isleoftiree.com states: One of the Inner Hebrides, Tiree is twenty-two miles west of […]Read more "Heart of the Hebrides"
It’s that time of the year when you are very conscious of the weather. Ferry and plane operations are both weather dependent. Fog and crosswinds result in cancellation of the plane. High winds and swell play havoc with the ferry. It is just a fact of island life. The Press and Journal reported that Barra […]Read more "Safety First"
It may feel like a rerun but no two performances are identical. Yes! The sun rises and the sun sets every day. But! Each sunrise and each sunset is unique. Some days you do not witness it all. Other days it is dramatic. Today’s encore was difference from yesterday’s performance. There were certain similarities but […]Read more "Encore"