View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Picture post - 9 June

The suntrap

Oiltanker Greta seen from Stornoway

Roadsign for Newton Street in Stornoway, Sraid Einicleit in Gaelic

Roadsign for Inaclete Road in Stornoway, Rathad Einicleit in Gaelic

Newton Street was built in 1833 and was always known by its English name. The area is known as Einicleit; the Coastguard Station (in so many of my weather pictures) stands at Einicleit Point. The word Sraid means street, the word Rathad means road.

This bonfire threw a pall of smoke over areas of the town

Wednesday afternoon

Although it is sunny today, the strong northeasterly wind keeps it quite cold. We managed only 14C, and the mercury is presently going down again. Went into town for a few purchases, including some reading fodder. I got myself Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (in English) in two volumes for £4.

Tomorrow, I shall be travelling to Holland for a week's break on one of the country's northern islands, followed by a number of days with my father for the purpose of visiting family. I will not have Internet access until June 18th; blog postings from me will be made on The Shell Gallery after that date until my return to Stornoway on June 24th. In a minute, I'll be putting on another picture post.

Beyond that, Atlantic Lines will resume on Friday 25 June.

Wednesday 9 June

A nice bright morning, with a stiff northeasterly breeze going. Although a max of 17C is forecast, I think we'll be hard pressed to reach that.

I'll have another post later today, but just wanted to share this slightly disconcerting image which was circulated on Twitter this morning.