View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Friday, 6 July 2012

Friday 6 July

So Dunblane boy Andy Murray is playing in the final at Wombledon. Well done. Now he's got to beat the other guy in that final on Sunday.

It's been a foggy day here in Stornoway, with haar rolling in from the Minch. As I type this, visibility is down to a quarter of a mile. The tanker ship Sarnia Liberty is off the port, blowing its horn to warn nearby vessels of its presence. We did manage to get up to 14C / 57F. I'm not complaining, by the way: there has been serious flooding in parts of northern England, and feel very sad for those whose property has been ruined by floodwaters.

The fog played havoc with the air service at Stornoway Airport, with no planes in or out until 1.30pm. Our mail and papers arrive on a plane at 7 am, but they were obviously delayed. I had to go to the shop at 8 pm to get my daily rag, the Press and Journal. Can't do without the paper, can we?