View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Sandwick revisited

This afternoon, I returned to Sandwick Cemetery, after a dismally abortive attempt to reach it last Sunday. Today, there was no problem and I covered the distance in the customary 15 minutes. As I was going through the old part of the cemetery, a heavy shower passed by, leaving a fantastic double rainbow in its wake. The sun returned as I went up the new cemetery, which made photography a bit difficult if the gravestone faced north.

Saturday 16 January

The weather today started very windy, with galeforce winds. As the morning progressed, the wind died down and the sun is now beginning to show from behind the clouds. Our ferry did not leave port for its normal 7 am sailing, but should depart as scheduled at 2.30pm.

Another collision on a level crossing today, following a crash in the far north of Scotland earlier this week. Today, two cars were hit by a train in Herefordshire, western England. Three people were hurt, two seriously. The cause of the accident is yet to be investigated, as it only occurred 2 hours ago.

As promised, I've been going through the blogs this morning and caught up with quite a few of you.