Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Sunday 12 February

An overcast day with some chinks of sunshine in the morning.
The ferry service to Ullapool is now being carried out by the MV Hebridean Isles, as the Clansman is due to go for refit in Aberdeen tomorrow. I thought something was different when I saw the ferry sailing by at 2.30pm this afternoon. The Isle of Lewis is still in dry-dock in Birkenhead, near Liverpool.

I spent the afternoon following someone's ancestry, which spreads from Stornoway to Stonehaven; the latter town is about 10 miles south of Aberdeen. His great-great-grandmother was the wife of the local chief constable, who held the position for more than 20 years, having worked up his way through the ranks. I also dug out a picture of his great-uncle; Am awaiting reply.

Whitney Houston has died. That is sad, and a loss to the world of popular music and showbiz. But does it merit top-spot on the news? I'd think that the Greek crisis is rather more important. By Wednesday, Greece could be out of the Euro and the EU in crisis!

2 comments:

  1. Good luck on the Ancestry search Guido,I hope the reply isn't too a long wait for you.I never think the headlines for the news,is the most important topic of the day.You know your ferry times of departures and returns toooooooo well LOL!!Have a nice evening Guido... whats left of it.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

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  2. I wish you luck on the Ancestry search too, Guido. Love the photo. Just looking at fills my mind with story ideas. Have an awesome day, my friend. Love you.

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