View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Thursday, 10 December 2009


Jeannette (Outside Looking In) has given me the Valued Blogger award. At this particular moment in time, I cannot make a choice who to pass it on to. I am very remiss in keeping up with journals reading, but I would like to dedicate it to all of you who are currently battling ill health and / or serious disease.

Picture sites

Apart from storing my pictures on, I am now also keeping a photo journal on The title is Castle Town, bearing in mind that Stornoway has a castle, and so has my home town in Holland. Blipfoto only allows 1 picture per day, but gives you the opportunity to write a blogpost with the pic. For reference, I have put my Dutch pics on a different Flickr site, with the username Veluweman. I am considering merging the two, if only not to have to pay the Pro fee twice. 

Hurricane update - 10 December

A developing tropical cyclone is located northeast of Darwin, Australia. The system, prosaically entitled 92P, is traversing the Arafura Sea, parallel to the northern coastline of Arnhem Land. BOM Australia has placed portions of the coastline under tropical cyclone watch. Please follow the link for details.

Thursday 10 December

A bright and sunny day, if not very warm. The mercury reached 9C this afternoon, but is currently nosediving towards freezing (2C at the moment). The tanker is delivering another load of petrol, diesel and other fuels.

This afternoon, I was in Borve to sample (with others) the delights of the Borve House Hotel, which serves a very creditable lunch (and other meals). Borve lies 17 miles north of Stornoway, on the road to the Butt of Lewis. The drive there, out by bus, back by car, was very scenic in the low, December light. Returned to Stornoway at 4pm, in time to admire the Christmas decorations. I'm going out at some stage this week after dark to picture them. Here are some of this afternoon's photographs.

Point Street, Stornoway

Sunset near Barvas


Barvas Moor road