View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Friday, 28 August 2009

Friday 28 August

The day started bright and sunny, but the cumulus clouds built up to showers, some of which quite heavy although brief in the afternoon. After a lunchtime visit to Garry Beach, 15 miles north of Stornoway on the east coast of Lewis, we returned to Ness for the afternoon. Total number of pictures about 80. Will upload today's and yesterday's photographs this evening.

Japan is eyeballing tropical storm 12W, which is yet to be named. This system could be on a collision course with Tokyo on August 31st, although you never know what happens next with tropical cyclones. Should the forecast prove correct, Tokyo could be seeing a typhoon on Monday.

This morning, the A866 road in Lewis was closed for a while following a one-car accident at Braighe na h-Aoidhe (Branahuie). Its sole occupant had to be extricated by the emergency services, while queues of traffic built up on either side of the Braighe, the narrow isthmus of land that links the Point peninsula to mainland Lewis. The driver was taken to hospital for treatment of injuries, sustained in the crash.