View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Monday 23 August

Local radio alerted me to the presence of a cruiseliner: the Ocean Countess, built in 1976, was at anchor off the Arnish Lighthouse, so I went down the road to take pictures.

Rally Hebrides went off quite well on Saturday, in spite of the late arrival of about a dozen cars. One spun out on the go-kart track, but nobody was hurt.

At the moment, the Sun is throwing a stream of particles our way, which means that if the northern sky is clear, you may be able to see the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis - if you're in the Southern Hemisphere, this will be called the Aurora Australis. I am hoping for a clear night tonight. I have placed a monitor on this blog, below the Stornoway forecast gadget, which shows solar activity.