Saturday 20th January has been one sunny day. It is especially noticeable after a week of wild wintry weather. The week has included high winds, hail, snow, frost and today sunshine. We escaped the worst of the named storms that have hit the UK during the week. We also saw little of the […]Read more "One Sunny Day"
Today’s appointment at the pier was a reminder of the power of wind and wave. When the ‘Mighty’ Clansman entered the bay the wind was gusting to 44mph. In the bay the gusts might even have been higher. (The official figures are from the Airport.) Today’s sailing was on an alert due to the sea […]Read more "A Powerful Reminder"
It’s the day with the shortest hours of daylight. Thus far these daylight hours have been a delight. From first light a low lying mist crept over the island. As the sun rose slowly in the sky it highlighted the mist. The Memorial in Pier Road proved an ideal vantage point. Across the Passage of […]Read more "Misty Morning"
It all began with the sound. This was not the stillness of falling snow. It was the incessant rat-tat-tat of hail pounding on the windows. The showers were short and sharp. They were intense while they lasted. And the effect on the ground was dramatic. Looking out the window you could be forgiven for thinking […]Read more "It’s No Snow"
It still amazes us how conscious we are of the weather here on Tiree. But then so much of life on Tiree is weather dependant. This is especially so for our crofters and fishermen. Weather watching is not an obsession. At least we don’t think so. Honest! The weather has a major impact on travel […]Read more "Tiree Weather Watch"
According to the Met Office, the meteorological winter begins on 1 December, whereas the astronomical winter begins on 21 December 2017. It is only mid November but this past week has been wintry. It feels dark with little strength to the sun’s rays. It is only five weeks to the winter solstice. So sunrise is […]Read more "Unofficially Winter"
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"