Sunny evening, 6 June 2018

Monday, 24 May 2010

Monday 24 May

It's ten past nine in the evening, and it's about forty minutes from sunset. The Arctic terns are wheeling around the basin, splashing into the water every now and again to scoop up some small fish.

The ferry came in an hour ago, amidst the second shower of the day. After a cloudy start, the afternoon brightened up, but just as you start to praise the nice weather, here come the showers. It is noticeably cooler today, witih a nippy northerly wind. Just as well the Icelandic volcano has (temporarily) stopped spewing out ash. Only if this is sustained for three months is it considered dormant.

I've continued my look-up of Canadian soldiers originating from Lewis. I have also completed the transcript of the Napier Commission regarding St Kilda, June 1883. If you're interested, have a look here.


  1. Thanks for the St Kilda story. I have just spent a facinating 15mins or so reading the transcripts, It facinates me...
    Sybil x

  2. I enjoyed reading the St Kilda story Guido. Inbreeding seemed to be decimating the inhabitants newborn, as well as lack of nutrients in the soil for growing their food. It seemed an idylic way of life on the surface of it but brutally hard in reality.
    What hardships the men suffered to gather food!What a lifeline the boats were too.
    I found this absolutely fascinating.
    Thanks to you for all your hard work. I do not know how you find the time.