The Familiar

There is something reassuring about the familiar. It can be familiar faces, places or routines. The familiar does not have to be boring. It can even be exciting. Our trip south takes us away from familiar. In moving to Tiree we left behind the familiar. Four years on and the island is the new familiar. […]

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Tomorrow holds in store an appointment with the ‘Lord of the Isles’. On Monday morning we board the ferry bound for Oban. From there we travel to Glasgow and on to London. And what a memory to carry away with us. Sunday was indeed sun-day. Daylight hours were mostly a radiant blue. What is more […]

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Green For Go

No Red, Amber or Yellow Alerts for the Isle of Tiree. The island has avoided the worst of the weather. In fact it has remained green for go. It has been unusually cold for the island. Sadly there have been burst pipes. Imagine a frozen ‘Island Loch’. Imagine crunchy sand. It’s been cold! On at […]

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Not a Snowflake in Sight

Blue Sky and not a snow flake in sight. The only snow to be seen is miles away across the water. There is still snow on Ben More on Mull, Skye and Mainland Peaks. For the past four days we have enjoyed sunshine. It would not be truthful to say bright, warm, sunshine. There is […]

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Relief Beyond Belief!

This morning our deductions were proved correct. The MV Lord of the Isles was a most welcome relief ferry. The MV Lord Isles was the relief vessel for the damaged MV Hebridean Isles. The latter had been the relief vessel for the MV Clansman away for its annual overhaul. It was a relief in more […]

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A Sunny Sunday

Here on the Isle of Tiree it has been a beautiful sunny day. After yesterday’s drama it has been much calmer. The sky has been blue and almost cloudless. However there has been a nip to the air. Yesterday’s drama centred around the MV Hebridean Isles.
 She suffered damage attempting to berth at Tiree’s pier. […]

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Construct and Destruct

Saturday the 24th of February was the first day of the alternate Winter Timetable. This is the consequence of the MV Clansman being away for its annual overhaul. The replacement vessels cannot match the MV Clansman’s timing. This year the replacement is the MV Hebridean Isles. At least it is meant to be. I set […]

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