View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Friday, 26 June 2009

Friday 26 June

Another bright and sunny day, but with a coolish northeasterly breeze. Nonetheless, the mercury is sitting happily at 18C and there may be a few degrees on top of that before the afternoon is out.

The news is heavily dominated by the death of Michael Jackson at the age of 50. Brings back memories of the death of Elvis Presley in 1977, which sparked a similar media hype. Both had a great impact on the pop music scene in their own right. I am not a popmusic afficionado, so cannot comment further. RIP.

Unless I find something else to write about, this will be my last entry on this site until the week starting July 12th. Tomorrow, I am travelling to Yorkshire where I will join my father for a week's hols in the Dales. I have no Internet access there. I will post on Facebook as coverage allows. As of Sunday 5 July, I should be back on-line from Holland, and will resume posting on the Shell Gallery. It is also there that I shall relay my exploits and pictures from the stint in the Dales. My return to the Western Isles will be on July 11th, but I'm taking the long road back to Stornoway. I'm travelling through Oban on the west coast to the Uists, south of here, to photograph wargraves in the dozen cemeteries in those islands. I'll be back in Stornoway on July 15th, although if I get Internet access, I may resume posting on Atlantic Lines from the Uists before then.