View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Saturday 3 September

Three systems keeping me busy with the tropical cyclones blog: hurricane Katia is in the Atlantic, not strengthening much because the atmosphere is not cooperating; tropical storm Lee is soaking Louisiana; and tropical storm Talas is crossing mainland Japan. Strange as though it may seem, Talas is likely to impact the future course of Katia, although the two systems are 150 degrees in longitude apart.

Here in Stornoway, it is a typical Hebridean day, with periods of rain interspersed with periods of sunshine. This morning, I met with fellow researcher Direcleit, and we spent a pleasant half hour or so comparing notes over a coffee in the An Lanntair cafe. Later on, I completed the links in my Napier Witnesses blog. I only have to look at the witnesses for North Uist and Benbecula.

I am closing this post with some pictures I took in recent days.

Sunshine and showers, 3 September

Cruiseliners Vistamar (L) and Marco Polo (R)

Cruiseliner Vistamar in Glumag Harbour