Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Ill tempered

Mother Nature is throwing a tantrum here in the Hebrides this evening. A severe squall is passing over, with winds of 60 mph being reported in the north of the island. Thunder is heard here in Stornoway and 10 miles away in Lochs. The rainfall radar shows very bright echoes out west, meaning more is to come.

And what did I spy just before the rain started to lash down? The three-masted schooner Oosterschelde leaving port. I wish them a safe passage, but hope they made the right decision in setting forth with this weather heading our way.

2 comments:

  1. Oooh, it sounds like a horrible night for you. Hard to believe they would take a ship out on a night like this. I hope you weather the storm without any damage.

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  2. I like the way you described the weather...Having a tantrum. I'll have to remember that one. The picture on your heading of the beach is a good one...my favorite place to be but not during a tantrum for sure.

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