View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Wednesday 30 June

Closing the first half of the year on a positive note, with bright and sunny weather and fairly warm for this part of the world. We once more managed 19C, which is warm enough for me. Went out for a drive to Bayble, 5 miles east of Stornoway, for a stroll on the small beach by the pier there. The tide was out and the plovers were scurrying amongst the rocks looking for tidbits. I haven't uploaded the pictures yet, as I've been installing a wireless printer after coming back from Bayble. Very nice piece of kit.

I won't bore you with another rant about windfarms. We're threatened with another one, this time south of Stornoway. Wonderful. That coming on the day that the Isle of Eigg did not have power because there was no wind and there hasn't been rain there for a while - and most of their electricity is generated using hydro- and windpower. OK, they have generator back-up, but that's not the point, is it. Worse than that, last March, there was a day that all the windfarms in the whole of Scotland managed sufficient power to boil 1,000 kettles. Not much use in a nation of 5 million, is it?!