Sunny evening, 6 June 2018

Friday, 16 October 2009

Friday 16 October

A beautiful sunny morning in Stornoway, with hardly a breath of wind. Quite cool, at present only 8C / 46F. Overnight low was +2C / 36F.

Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders is returning to the UK after overturning a ban on his entry to the UK, previously imposed by the UK Home Office. Mr Wilders produced an anti-Islam movie, Fitna, in March last year, which raised a furore but was in my mind too stupid to waste 15 minutes of my time on. Geert Wilders is the leader of a political party in Holland, which is as intolerant as the country's reputation is tolerant. I do not understand why he is so revered over there - I think he's a proper disgrace.

Late last night, two hillwalkers were taken to safety from the Steall gorge near Fort William, after becoming disoriented in the dark. I know the area myself, and it is quite tricky to negotiate in daytime. If you're on the south bank of the river, you have to cross it using a single wire.

Water of Nevis at Steall

Wire bridge at Steall

Pictures courtesy Flickr-user HighlandSC


  1. I would not want to cross that wire bridge if it was a bright sunny clear day ~ I would be terrified ~ I have never seen one before ~ Hope those two hillwalkers are now safely home ~ Ally x

  2. That waterfall is breathtaking...

    be well...

  3. I'm sorry but that doesn't look like much of a bridge. I wouldn't want to cross it. My Friday was mild (60*) and rainy all day. Sometimes the rain was sideways when a breeze came up. Linda in Washington state