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