View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Tuesday 9 November

A beautifully sunny but cold day, with the mercury barely on 8C. Fortunately, there was not much wind. After lunch, I went down to Sandwick Cemetery to (unsuccessfully) look for the grave of a Norwegian sailor who died after falling from the mast of a barque in 1917. Many of the older gravestones are covered in lichen, making them difficult to decipher. The shortest route to the cemetery takes me along the shores of Sandwick Bay, which are lined with shingle. Last Sunday's storm has washed tons of shingle and seaweed onto the shorepath, making it difficult to negotiate.

New moon at 5.23pm

Sunset colours

Walking to Sandwick

The bread shelves in Tesco, the day after the storms. Erm, the ferry did not sail, so no bread. Capiche?


  1. When you live on an island, you just about have to keep emergency rations on hand at all times, don't you?

  2. Amazing photographs Guido!
    That must have been some storm to move all that shingle.
    Your empty shelves remind me of what Russian shops were like prior to the end of the cold war.