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 […]Read more "A Flying Visit"
It may not be a named to storm to the Met Office but it has certainly felt like a storm here on Tiree. The winds have consistently gusted over 60 mph throughout most of the day. At 5:00am the wind gusted to 77mph a fact noted by the BBC weather report at lunchtime. The Tiree […]Read more "One Unknown"
This morning the sun burst through the clouds momentarily. For the most part it has been a grey, windy day. What a contrast with the previous day. A day to look back on thankfully. Just after 9 the sun began to put its head above the headland. At first light there was a hint of […]Read more "A Ray Of Sunshine"
With the hours of daylight still little more than six hours the month of January can often feel dark and dismal. The New year celebrations are soon a memory and the Christmas lights are stored away. 2016 Re-visited – Snowfall and Spindrift The winter of 2015-2016 was characterised by named storms. February began with Howling […]Read more "The Year that was 2016"
Storm Barbara has been buffeting the island throughout the day. As daylight began to appear the force of the wind began to rise. This afternoon gusts were officially recorded at 70mph. On the eve of the storm Balephetrish beach and bay In the afternoon we headed west on a photo tour of the island. The starting […]Read more "Storm Barbara"
Under the 2016 Summer Timetable the MV Clansman is the dedicated vessel serving the island communities of Coll and Tiree providing a vital link with the Mainland through the port of Oban. The MV Hebrides normally serves North Uist and Harris linking both islands with the port of Uig on Skye and the Mainland via […]Read more "A Hebridean Princess"
We are aboard the MV Lord of the Isles Oban bound. Our onward journey will take us on several trains. However, the ferry will be a tough act to follow. And not just because of the scenery. CalMac must be congratulated. Their customer services are second to none. Little wonder they rightly win awards for […]Read more "First Class Service"