Countdown to Spring

This morning’s ferry brought with it the sunshine. First thing in the morning it had been damp. With the ‘Heb Isles’ came the sun. And this evening it is still clear. There is star after star What a sight! (Double-click for larger photographs in galleries) The air was so clear and so were the views. We […]

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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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Just 24 Hours Later

It’s hard to believe the complete transformation! We woke up to the sound of silence. No howling gale, just stillness. Monday 3:00pm and we are in the midst of a storm. Winds on the island were gusting to 70mph. The sea around the island was in turmoil. The car was being rocked by the wind. And the […]

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A Flying Visit

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 […]

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An Unscheduled Stay

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 […]

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A Winter’s Tale

A Winter’s Tale of a beautiful winter’s day on the Isle of Tiree. Wintry weather came late to the island this year. Even today it has been so mild and still. No wind blowing round the house or lifting the slates. No hail playing a tune on the windows or roof. No wild waves or […]

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