Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Thursday 14 April

A bright if breezy day today, feeling warmer than yesterday. Went to Sandwick Cemetery, 15 minutes' walk away, to record the approximate locations of the 56 wargraves in that graveyard. The breeze was persistent, but not really a nuisance. It helps to wear a woolly hat, even if it is 14C / 59F.

Today, it will be 99 years ago since the Titanic hit an iceberg. At 11.55 pm local time, RMS Titanic struck a berg some 380 miles south southeast of Newfoundland. Two hours later, she sank, taking 1500 to the bottom with her. The last survivor died last year. A museum in Newfoundland will be tweeting the radio messages that the Titanic sent in real time, 99 years on, through the night from 11.55 pm AST (that's 4 hours behind BST or 2 hour ahead of EDT). You can follow it by searching for the hashtag #ns_mma on Twitter.com.

A number of the famous Lewis Chessmen will feature in an exhibition at the Museum of the Isles at Stornoway from today. The ivory figurines were found at Ardroil in 1831, but are being kept at the British Museum. Some islanders want to have the Chessmen returned to Lewis permanently.

2 comments:

  1. I always appreciate a beach picture and I thank you for that today. A few years back I did get to go to a presentation on the Titanic that traveled around the states here and it was very impressive.Each person was given a name of someone on the ship and at the end found out if they survived or not. I did. I hope your Thursday has been a great one.

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  2. Beautiful pictures ~ thanks for sharing ~ Ally x

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