View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Thursday 19 February

Fairly bright day, but a shower just moved by to the south. Nonetheless, will be popping out on the bus later for a visit to the Callanish Stones and a run round the West Side.

A helicopter has crashed into the North Sea, but all 18 on board are safe and sound. The chopper remained afloat, conditions were favourable and rescue services were on the scene immediately. The aircraft came down near the ETAP oilfield, 125 miles east of Aberdeen. An investigation has been launched.

It is reported that social networking on-line is actually bad for your health. Because it replaces social networking face-to-face, the way we perform as persons is altered and not for the better. Gulp.


  1. We have an Alberta Clipper moving through our area today. Strong winds right out of Canada across the Great Lakes bringing lots of snow here and there. Winter is still very strong and present here. As for your social networking, I think it could be bad if you are ignoring family that lives with you because of it. In my case it is a way to keep in touch with mine as I live alone. As in all things there has to be an equal balance. 'On Ya'-ma

  2. I agree with Ma...if you're ignoring the other aspects of your life I can see that. But, overall it's so nice to communicate with people from all over the world.
    Have a good day!