View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Picture post - late October 2010

Cromwell Street, Stornoway, after the shower (27 October)

Cloudscapes (26 October)

Broken water mains elsewhere in the town leaves us with this water (25 October)

Dusk (23 October)

Perceval Square, Stornoway (23 October)

Wednesday 27 October

A day of changeable fortunes in terms of weather: plenty of showers and a breeze about. Not really cold, but 10C cannot really be described as tropical either, can it now?

I spent just under an hour in the library, copying tributes from the Stornoway Gazette of 1917. The hard copy of that year's edition is now in such poor shape, that it has been transferred to microfiche. Some of the tributes I print out (for a small fee), others I copy by hand. I then add them to the Faces from the Lewis War Memorial website.

An earthquake, measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale, struck the Mentawai islands off Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday. The quake triggered a tsunami, which was 3 metres (10 feet) tall. It wiped villages off said islands, and the death toll currently stands at more than 270.