Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Wednesday 6 January

Good afternoon from Stornoway, where I arrived on time last night at around 6.30. I managed to get a lift into town. The three miles showed an increasing amount of snow the further west we came. Stornoway Town Centre had a lot of snow in it, showing the problems they've been having with gritting. Visiting Tesco earlier today was a very slushy, snowy experience, punctuated by empty shelves. There wasn't a grain of salt left in that place either, and it had all found its way to people's paths. Not their dinner plates!

Yesterday, my journey went surprisingly well. Everything flew on time, in huge contrast to today. Following snow falls of 40 cms, in places 180 cms, most of the country is struggling to keep going. When the weather settles down, overnight lows in the Highlands could dip to -20C.

4 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you arrived back safely Guido. You have been very fortunate with your travel plans and flights. As you said everywhere now seems to be gridlocked because of these Siberian winter snows.
    I was wondering if your shelves would get replenished enough. Hope you don't starve! Lol!
    Stay warm my friend.
    Jeanie

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  2. Love the photo.

    It's very cold here in South Florida....but fortunately we do not get snow. I lived in Massachusetts all my life and I miss the snow, I don't miss shoveling the snow. LOL

    Be well......Hugs, Rose

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  3. Glad to hear you made it back safe and sound. the weather here is about the same. Icy conditions early today it coated everything including my car windows which took considerable scraping to clear. Take care and stay warm...we are in for quite a winter it seems.

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  4. I'm glad you got home safely and that your journey was delay-free. Hope the weather improves soon!

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