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Two shots from Tiree —

all that’s left of a boat long abandoned —

and a nostalgic sunset —
Tiree does them so well 😔
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Posted by on April 25, 2022 in out and about


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Tenere 660Z on the Isle of Tiree —

It can mean an early start from an overnight stop in Oban to catch the CalMac ferry to Tiree —

With four and a half hours on the boat plus an hour and a half wait at Oban terminal it will be at least six hours before you tie up alongside the quay at Tiree – and that’s on a good day —

No worries – unless like your ijit here – you haven’t pre-booked accomodation 🥺

I was a late season traveller and had wrongly assumed there would be plenty empty B&B’s glad of my custom —

How wrong could I be?

The whole island appeared to be deserted – B&B’s were old hat and the pattern now is to book your black house for a few days and self cater while the owners have flown to warmer climes 🧐

After spending my first afternoon charging from one end of the island to the other looking for a bed I had almost given up hope and reconciled my self to cuddling up with the sheep —

When a kindly old boy offered me the use of his caravan down on the croft – basic but dry enough – I’ve slept in worse —

No – that’s not the caravan –

And this is just one of the five sandy beaches on this flattish windswept island in the Outer Hebrides 😎

Sunset at last – it’s been a long long day —

That was ten or twelve years ago – perhaps it’s time I went back 😄

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Posted by on April 5, 2022 in out and about


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