View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Wednesday 18 April

A nice bright day, with plenty of sunshine and no rain. There was a steady northeasterly breeze, which took the edge of the sun's warmth, pegging the mercury back to 10C.

In the afternoon, I went to the Eye Cemetery, 4 miles east of Stornoway, and had a look through the wargraves there. A total of about 100 graves, both Commonwealth War Graves and private tombstones relate to men and women, lost in both world wars. The cemetery is very exposed, sitting on a narrow isthmus linking the Eye peninsula with mainland Lewis, and the wind was very keen. However, I managed to get suitably sunburned for my two-hour sojourn there. A service bus carried me back to town in short order.