Sunny evening, 6 June 2018

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Saturday 4 September

A brilliantly sunny and warm day, with the mercury reaching at least 21C. Spent much of the afternoon outside, until high clouds came over and obscured the sun. Not much of a breeze, until an approaching band of rain brought some wind as well. Two large cruiseliners in today, the Silver Cloud and the Princess Daphne. The former was tied up alongside the ferry pier, standing out a mile against the dark green of the trees in the Castle Grounds. The Princess Daphne is a very old lady of the seas, launched in 1955 as the Port Sydney. She  lay at anchor off Sandwick, ferrying its passengers ashore using tenders. I walked over to the Battery area of Stornoway to take pictures of the Princess and came across several cats, sunning themselves under trees and on top of an outside gasmeter.

Silver Cloud

Princess Daphne

Cats in the sun


  1. Goodness with temps like that you will be thinking that its summer !!! sure the cats did and it must have been lovely for the cruise ship passengers to see the island in the sun..
    Love Sybil

  2. Guido, lovely!!! I've been so very lazy this summer; we've had gorgeous weather in the Catskill mountains, I usually take a trip down to the Hudson River to snap some pics. Thank you for sharing

  3. Love the pictures. I hope you have a more days of nice weather.