Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Sunday 10 June

Fairly sunny, but that northeasterly wind did keep it cool. As I type this, the sun has set (at 10.30pm) and the cloud has covered the sky. Today is Sunday, so no public transport. I took my father for a walk round the Castle Grounds, and found one of the places that was ravaged by fire on Friday evening. It would appear to me that someone built a fire, it went out of control and burned half the island at the mouth of the Creed River, after which the sparks were blown onto the moor behind. When moorland catches fire, you've got a devil of a job to put it out. The fire may continue to smoulder in the peatland underfoot for days if not weeks, particularly in the continuing dry conditions. Tomorrow, some showers are forecast, but we could really do with a good dousing.

2 comments:

  1. Such carelessness by people who don't think! Hopefully the fire will result in more prolific growth. Also hope it rains. Is your Dad living with you now or just visiting? I'm glad you get to spend time with him!

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  2. Why oh why are people not more careful when they build a fire,to realy make sure it is out,before leaving the spot.As you say Guido,it could take weeks before the smouldering dies down.Not to metion what is has ruined.I do hope you get some rain which will help,preferably whilst all are asleep during the night.I hope your Dear Father is enjoying his stay on your beautiful island.Have a fantastic Monday Guido.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

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