A nice warm, sunny day, which saw the mercury up at 21C / 70F at 2pm. We were even able to sit outside in the sun and have lunch, after which I cut off bits of a tree which were impinging on the suntrap where we sit. By late afternoon, cloud moved across from the west and rain followed in the evening. It remained dreich and wet all evening.
I finished the transcription of the Napier Report for Poolewe in Wester Ross, and as of tomorrow, I'll be heading south in the transcripts, to Shieldaig. After that, only Balmacara and Dingwall remain in the Ross-shire transcripts.
There were a number of unusual boats in today, such as the survey vessel James Clark Ross, which hovered just south of the Arnish Lighthouse before heading away again. The yacht Northern Spirit is anchored in the shipping channel off Goat Island. A vessel with brown sails also put in an appearance. Although Stornoway is not a busy port, there is sufficient traffic in summer to keep the interest going.
James Clark Ross