View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Saturday 8 August

Today is the day of the Lewis Carnival and the weather has decided not to spoil it with buckets of rain. It is breezy and cool, but we can cope with that.

The Lewis carnival had 6 floats in it this year; I am reliably informed that previous years (before I came to the island in 2005) there would be as many as 30. However, some years ago, someone fell off a float after the procession and was killed when the lorry ran over him. So (as you can see in the pictures), they ordered the installation of barriers on the floats, which took a lot of the fun out of the construction of the things. Anyway, too much talk already: here are some pictures and videos.

More here.