View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Thursday 5 February

So, I'm back in Stornoway, and I brought the winter with me. Temperatures down to +2C today, with frequent hail and snow showers. Although there is not much wind, a heavy swell in the Minch is keeping our freight ferry in port.

Elsewhere in the UK, 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 cm) of snow is causing extensive disruption to travel, and ain't I glad not to be among all that now. There is a lot of discussion going on about ineffective gritting and clearing, but if snow is not an annual problem, then there is not much point keeping a huge infrastructure in place to tackle it. Question of priority. However, planning for such an eventuality would make dealing with it a bit easier.

I have resumed my photography using a digital camera, given to me to use by my father.

Tuesday 3 February

Along the M25

In Terminal 5 at Heathrow

Wednesday 4 February

Pitching in the Minch

View from Loch Broom

Thursday 5 February

Thin layer of snow in Stornoway


  1. Glad you are home and don't have to be out in the traffic mess. I like the pictures, but my preference is the very first one (your heading). Reminds me of much warmer days...I'm thinking warm and Spring!!! 'On Ya' - my

  2. Lovely pictures ~ It looks really cold there ~ Ally x

  3. I bet you are thrilled NOT to be out in the travelling set right now!! Love the picture of Loch Broom - beautiful. The water does look rough, no wonder people were green.

  4. Hi Guido, I`m glad you are home safely. :o)

    Love and Hugs

    Sandra xx

  5. Glad you finally made it back home. That was a journey you will remember for a lifetime. LOL Love your pictures, as always!! Have a good weekend.

  6. The pictures are wonderful! Glad you are safely home.