View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Wednesday 6 April

A thoroughly wet day, with quite strong winds at times. We managed 12C; Norfolk rose to 23.9C, with Aberdeenshire (northeastern Scotland) not far behind at 21C / 70F. Well, let's hope it dries up by tomorrow. Same temperatures, but a bit brighter, the forecast said.

Spent the day transcribing censuses for the Bishops Isles south of Barra, which is becoming increasingly complicated as the census transcription on Ancestry no longer differentiates between the four islands of Berneray, Mingulay, Pabbay and Sandray. Furthermore, there are some serious transcription errors which I need to double-check on another website. Bit troublesome.

The Eoropie Tearoom is reporting aurora borealis on the northern horizon. Unfortunately, it is raining here in Stornoway (25 miles to the south), so I can safely forget about the northern lights. The night will come that I can see them - keep believing :-)