Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Friday, 22 June 2012

Friday 22 June

The day started off wet and windy, but during the afternoon the wind dropped, the rain stopped and the sun came out. We managed 15C - and 5 mm of rain (one-fifth of an inch). We need more rain to really soak the ground and prevent the recurrence of those wildfires.

Spent a good part of the afternoon looking into the WW1 casualties from the village of Portnaguran. One family lost four of its five sons in the First World War. I wrote a blogpost about them on my local history blog Pentland Road. Portnaguran is a fishing village some 10 miles northeast of Stornoway, near the Tiumpan Head Lighthouse on the farthest point east in this island.


Portnaguran


Tiumpan Head Lighthouse

3 comments:

  1. Did you take these photos today? We still have no let up on rain

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  2. think we only managed 9 today Guido.It has been th eworst day ever for along time.It's still pouring now.It's good to know you had some sun and were able to get out again.Yes I went over to your other blog and made a comment.Very interesting.This picture once again reminds me of Flamborough Head near the holiday home.Lovely photo's.Have agood Week/end Guido,I hope you get fine weather.Ours has to continue same.Take care God Bless Kath xxI

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  3. No Stuart, these are old pics of the village and the lighthouse.

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