View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Friday, 1 October 2010

Friday 1 October

Not a very pleasant start to October, with wind and rain for the morning. As I type this, with the clock nearing 3.30pm, there is some brightness moving up from the southwest, but it remains windy. Next Friday will see my 6th anniversary as a blogger, which commenced in the village of Kyleakin in the Isle of Skye, some 80 miles south of Stornoway.

Fifty miles to the north, a cave on the island of Rona will see a marriage for the first time. Rona (not to be confused with North Rona, which lies 45 miles northeast of Lewis) had a population of 240 in the 1880s, but nowadays only has 2 permanent inhabitants. The happy couple, from Bolton in Lancashire, first met in the cave, shown below.

Image courtesy, copyright Andrew Russon.