View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

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!