The Mighty One

On Thursday, from mid-afternoon onwards, the wind steadily rose. Around midnight the gusts peaked at 52 mph. At 9:00am – the gusts were still 43 mph. Little wonder the ferry was on an alert. To see the conditions best double click on photograph in galleries. Mouse-over for captions. The ferry left Oban Ferry Terminal at […]

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Skillful Team Effort

There was an adverse weather forecast of winds gusting to over 45 mph. The MV Clansman was sailing to Tiree under a revised timetable. The ferry departed Oban at 6:15am sailing directly to Tiree. She berthed at Tiree at 9:32am. The weather photograph only tells part of the picture. The SE Wind was gusting up […]

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Stormy Seas

At the pier this evening: “Where were you this morning?” “You should have been here this morning!” “You should have seen the cant on the vessel!” The weather forecast was accurate. We experienced winds gusting up to 47mph. However we were spared thunder and lightening. Thankfully there was a weather window for the plane to […]

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Big Boats and Small Boats

There are big boats and small boats and all kinds of craft And cruise ships and training ships out on the sea When watching around the Isle of Tiree. It was around breakfast time that we noticed the vessel. “Look out the window there is a multi-mast sailing ship.” I was rather dismissive for all […]

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Tiree, Two Ships, Two Ages

The date, July 2017 The Meeting Place – Gott Bay, Tiree. The encounter the ‘Flying Dutchman’ and the Mighty ‘Clansman’. It is Fèis Thiriodh 2017. It is  the day of the Cèilidh na Mara (Muse Cruise). It is also the day when the ferry sails to Barra and return. It is also the day of the Experience […]

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Curiosity

It’s Friday morning. The ferry arrives early at 9:35am It sails direct from Oban without visiting Coll. As well as the MV Clansman there is a small craft in the bay. The vessel does not come alongside the pier. Instead it lies off in the bay to the West of the pier. No name is […]

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Epilogue

Bed and Breakfast had been booked in Oban. It was important that we had a contingency plan. Thankfully the PS Waverley’s advertised sailing took place. There was no need to resort to PLAN B – travel from Tiree to Oban by the ferry. Our arrival at Oban’s North Pier was just after 7:30pm. It was […]

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