Archive for September 2016
Please check the local weather forecasts if you’re planning to travel to Easdale from far afield – or even from quite close at hand – because the weather here can be very different from that in Oban … or even in Balvicar!
Have a look at “Weather Watch” on our Handy Info page.
This evening was gorgeous, with the horizontal rain and Force eights died down, and a beautiful rainbow filling the sky!
A wee notice has appeared in the ferryshed advising us of the death on 1st September of long-time Easdale resident David Brearley (no. 25a).
He was a quiet man who kept himself to himself from choice but, once you got talking to him, he was an unstoppable mine of interesting information and a man with amazing depths.
He suffered health problems all his life and latterly, due to his increasing health needs, had to move to a care home in Oban. Needless to say, his loss of independence didn’t please him!
He will be remembered for his independent personality; his trademark wellies; his archiving of every copy of the Oban Times; his personal recycling and re-use of everything that came into his house; his avid following of The Archers Omnibus on Sunday Radio4 and (until health prevented it) his annual visits to his own island of Insh, where he was free to do as he wished without let or hindrance.
The island is a poorer place without him.