Frost and snow are meant to be rare on the Isle of Tiree. Yet this year, 2018, it is as if the abnormal has become the normal. In the past seven days we have seen lochens frozen and the Machair turn white. More often than not both sunrise and sunset have been hidden from view. […]Read more "The New Norm"
It is no exaggeration to say it was dramatic at the pier today. In Scarinish on the Isle of Tiree we woke up to a sprinkling of snow. As the morning wore on there were short, sharp, showers of hail and snow. When the MV Clansman berthed it was something different. The vessel departed the […]Read more "Snow Drama"
Frost is not unknown on Tiree. However frost is not a common occurrence. Thursday morning was one of these rare frosty occasions First light at present is around 8:00am Drawing back the curtains the moon was visible. Looking out – Jupiter was to be seen just below the moon. In galleries double mouse-over for captions. […]Read more "One Frosty Morning"
The phone rang! The phone was answered. The caller asked, “Did you see the sunrise?” The caller continued, “I wanted to warn you, it’s cold!” The sunrise had some warm colours. But the sky also hinted at the temperature outside. It was cold, just above freezing, but not as cold as the Mainland. At 8:00am […]Read more "Wind Chill"
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 […]Read more "Calm and Colourful"
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! […]Read more "Stranded"
It has been a day of blue sky and scattered light clouds. The air has been clear and afforded good views of neighbouring islands. In Scarinish we cannot see the Small Isle of Eigg but we look out on so many others. From our south facing lounge window we could see the Paps of Jura. […]Read more "Blue Sky and Scattered Clouds"