View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Monday, 3 October 2011

Monday 3 October

Very windy today, with a full gale in the morning, which abated only slowly through the day. Gusts at the Butt of Lewis reached nearly 70 mph at midday. Ferry services up and down the west coast were severely disrupted, but our ferry ploughed its way across the Minch, if rather delayed. In the afternoon, the sun even came out from time to time.

My friend who was in hospital returned home today, much to everyone's relief. The next couple of months will hopefully see a slow recovery, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed.