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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Ships and Boats

It was Wednesday afternoon. We might have missed it – but we didn’t. We were all together in our living-room. The cry went up, “Look! Look out the window!” The vessel seemed so close. As a result it appeared rather large. It was the Northern Lighthouse vessel ‘Pharos’. We had an appointment at Heylipol. As […]

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A Royal Occasion

With an onward journey from Glasgow for our son we kept a watchful eye on the plane’s arrival time at Tiree and thankfully its arrival and departure was according to schedule. With our son safely away we had a relaxing cup of coffee. After that it was to be lunch at Tiree Tots’ Easter Fayre. The […]

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Lights Please

It is an unusual occurence. It is more associated with cattle or sheep sales. It is not often a ferry arrives in Tiree in the hours of darkness. Yet, twice this week the MV Lord of the Isles has arrived after sunset. The MV Lord of the Isles approaching Tiree’s pier. The MV Hebrides is in Garvel Dry […]

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A Cat can look at the Queen

The word was out that a cruise ship, the MS Europa 2, had navigated the waters of the Passage of Tiree taking in Iona and the Treshnish Isles, before stopping for the night in the Sound of Mull, close to Tobermory and its Bay. “It’s BIG!” “It’s a floating grand hotel.” “It’s one of these […]

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