View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Monday, 10 August 2009

Monday 10 August

Bright day with varying amounts of cloud and feeling warm. Temperature is 17C, so it's not that warm. Pleasant surprise this afternoon, in the shape of a stack of information from one of the island historical societies for my World War I tribute site for the island of Lewis. Just finished adding that to the site; I can now also make a tribute for the man who left the house I am typing this from for the War.

Hawaii is going to get a dousing from tropical storm Felicia, which will come rumbling by in the early hours of tomorrow morning (European time), with winds of force 7 to 8 on the Beaufort scale. The Far East is getting it in the neck, with tropical depression Etau bringing copious amounts of rain to southern Japan. Casualties and damage are already being reported, in spite of the fact that this weak system is still 400 miles away.