View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Evening notes

It's gone 10pm and it's gone quite dark. Darker than it has been for days at this hour. Why? Well, it's started to rain at half past nine. The lighthouse is on - and the sun isn't setting for another twenty minutes.

Yes, I'm a twitteroholic and as the site is down for maintenance I'm having withdrawal symptoms (lol). I have to be careful not to comment on blogs using too many @ signs or RT symbols. timed their downtime to make it the dead of night in Iran, where the opposition heavily relies on Twitter to get its info out. At the moment, it's 1.30 a.m. in Tehran.

Tuesday 16 June

Bright day, but with a lot of high cloud about. Getting warm (by our standards), with the mercury up to 15C at midday. A cruiseliner has come and gone; the MV Island Sky entered port at 7 in the morning, and left about an hour ago. It was due to visit North Rona (70 miles northeast of here) at 7 am, but the weather appears to have been unfavourable at the time. A Twitter contact in North Lewis reported lashing rain at the time.

Anyone on Twitter who wishes to express solidarity with those in Iran who oppose the allegedly rigged election of president Ahmadinajad should adopt a green icon. My icon is green, showing the cat on a grassy backdrop.