View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Thursday 28 October

One of those non-descript autumn days. It was cold and increasingly wet. The wind is also picking up as I write this (11.10pm). It has already caused the cancellation of the overnight freight ferry to the mainland, and MV Muirneag was moved from its customary berth along pier no 1 to pier no 3, as the latter is undergoing maintenance work at present. The ferry is docked alongside pier no 1, meaning that passengers have to shuttle courtesy taxis paid for by Calmac.

On the hurricane front, typhoon Chaba is beginning to weaken south of Japan, and will not affect that country as a tropical system. In the Atlantic, there are three disturbances which could develop into a tropical depression or storm, but will have to wait for the morning to see further developments.

Watched a recorded episode of a Poirot mystery, which I taped last night. Two hours of Hallowe'en horror. Aaaagh! Will I sleep...