A day of changeable fortunes in terms of weather: plenty of showers and a breeze about. Not really cold, but 10C cannot really be described as tropical either, can it now?
I spent just under an hour in the library, copying tributes from the Stornoway Gazette of 1917. The hard copy of that year's edition is now in such poor shape, that it has been transferred to microfiche. Some of the tributes I print out (for a small fee), others I copy by hand. I then add them to the Faces from the Lewis War Memorial website.
An earthquake, measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale, struck the Mentawai islands off Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday. The quake triggered a tsunami, which was 3 metres (10 feet) tall. It wiped villages off said islands, and the death toll currently stands at more than 270.