View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Closing notes

No, today's weather was non-descript and grey. Seems to sum up our summer months, with a handful of exceptions. We do get the sun, and may expect it to put in an appearance tomorrow or Thursday.

Tomorrow, I intend to do the rounds on the blogs. And stop playing Bubble Spinner on Facebook, it's not on to continually try to break one's own record. I'll also read another chapter in one of my Terry Brooks novels (the Wishsong of Shannara). Have read worse literature - and better. But it is one of the better Tolkien spin-offs, even if nowhere near J.R.R.'s masterpieces.

I'm going to revamp the sidebar of Atlantic Lines, so expect a few changes there.

Tuesday 11 August

An overcast day but mainly dry as yet.

The hurricane scene currently includes five systems: Etau near Japan (a minor tropical storm), tropical depression Felicia (near Hawaii), tropical storm Maka in the central Pacific, more than 1200 miles from Hawaii; another tropical depression further east in the Pacific (more than 1200 miles west of Mexico) and the Atlantic making a token effort with a tropical depression west of the Cape Verde islands. That is actually the second system of the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season, which has been underway for nearly 2½ months now. A massive contrast to the 2005 season, which was up to its 9th named system - 4 tropical storms and 5 hurricanes had already formed at this point.