View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Easter Sunday

Although we started off wet and cloudy, the day brightened up after midday and we were left with a pleasant late afternoon and evening. The last light of day is fading on the northwestern horizon as I type this.

I spent the afternoon on more transcriptions; the appendices to the Napier Report (numbering 100) are passing my eye, and I am presently at number 88. That means another 100 pages to go. Sometimes, I just have to cut entire swathes out, which carry information that the passage of time has rendered completely irrelevant to the text.

By the end of the afternoon, the ominous shape of a submarine appeared on the southeastern horizon. I don't know what the craft was doing there; a major military exercise ("Joint Warrior") is set to commence in the Minch next week.

I am closing the post with a picture of an Easter cake that was presented to me today.


  1. Do you get subs in the Minch very often?

    1. We don't see them very often (this is only the second one I've seen in over seven years), but they are frequently passing through. There is a submarine testing ground off North Rona, 50 miles south of here.