View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Friday, 22 January 2010

Friday pics

Evening notes

Went on the bus to Aignish this afternoon; Aignish is a small village a couple of miles east of Stornoway, a mile or so past the airport. Been there a couple of times before, and was back in the cemetery to take photographs of gravestones that had not come out very well on previous occasions. At one time, in late November '07, the light was very poor. No such problems today - the sun was shining brightly, there was hardly any wind and it almost felt warm. The report put us as high as 9C / 48F; at the moment the clear skies have allowed the mercury to nosedive to freezing. I am currently uploading pictures, and will post some of them a little later.

Tomorrow, I shall once more be wending my way across to Holland. Once there, I shall resume posting on the Shell Gallery. Those that follow my blogs through Facebook should see those entries appear there. Blogging on Atlantic Lines will resume on Wednesday 3 February.

Friday 22 January

What a difference a day makes: bright sunshine and hardly a cloud in the sky. Only the fact that the ferry had to stay in Ullapool overnight is indication that yesterday was not a good day. It is still not a good day in the Highlands, where several accidents have occurred on the A9 between Inverness and Perth, attributable to drifting snow.

Windows is now installing a security update for Internet Explorer, which should patch a hole previously abused (allegedly) by the Chinese authorities to tap their opponents' gmail accounts. I haven't used IE for yonks; I only use Firefox these days. Apparently somewhat safer and decidedly faster than IE.

More later