Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Friday, 24 July 2009

Friday 24 July

Late posting on a reasonable Friday, as far as the weather was concerned. Within half an hour of sunset, and we only had the odd shower. Very busy on the ferry, judging by the long queue at the ferry terminal at 5.30pm, 90 minutes before departure time. Spent the day transcribing more names from the local Roll of Honour, just over 700. This has seen me progressing down the coast from Ness to Ballantrushal, and I'll resume at Barvas tomorrow. The counter now stands at 3,550, well past the halfway mark. I think the final total will be between 6,000 and 6,700. I am beginning to think of a way of putting this information on the Net, but haven't decided yet.

Yesterday, a pod of dolphins were rescued from the coast of the island of Grimsay, between North Uist and Benbecula, some 75 miles south of here. They had got themselves into shallow waters, but volunteers managed to coax them back to the deep waters of the Atlantic. Two years ago, two dolphins got themselves stuck in Sandwick Bay, just down the coast from my position, and had to be put down.

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