Calm and Colourful

An orange glow flooded our home this morning. After days of predominantly grey skies – colour once again. There is no doubt that we appreciated a calm and colourful weather window. At just the right time the clouds parted. The parting gave a window on the sunrise. The view towards the Paps of Jura just […]

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Stranded

On Saturday we returned to the Isle of Tiree by Ferry. It was a wise decision to travel by ferry rather than by plane. Those who had planned to travel by plane were stranded in Glasgow. Due to poor visibility both flights were cancelled after long waits at the airport. On Sunday the sun shone! […]

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It’s Goodnight

It’s Goodnight from Life on Tiree. It is a good night – a very pleasant evening. This morning’s rain passed over and the sun came out. This afternoon’s breeze dropped and the wind sock hangs limp. A casual glance out of our south facing window reveals two hares. They are sitting erect on the horizon, […]

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Weather Window

The daylight hours of Wednesday 23rd August proved to be a weather window. Overnight on Tuesday/ Wednesday there was thunder and lightening. The rain had to be seen and heard to be believed. “It was like living under a waterfall.” The BBC Reported: Tiree in the Inner Hebrides, often one of the sunniest places in […]

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Tiree’s Strategic Position

“And now the weather report from Coastal Stations for 04:00 Tiree Automatic – SE 4, 15 miles, 1018 and falling slowly.” Thus began today’s report on Coastal Stations from the Shipping Forecast on BBC Radio4. Tiree is known by many for a whole variety of reasons. It is renown for its shell-sand beaches and clear […]

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The Cloud

Clouds are fascinating. Clouds transform the sky Clouds can block out the sun or a sunset. Or clouds can enhance a sunrise and a sunset. An often heard remark is, “I don’t understand this cloud thing.” These days the reference is usually a reference to data storage. The clouds above store water or ice until […]

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