View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Saturday 7 July

An overcast, windy and very cold day. Well, the strong northeasterly wind made it feel cold, particularly as there was no sun. 12C is not that fantastic either. Tomorrow is going to be worse, as we're going to have some rain. Although, after two months of virtually no rain, I should not complain about some wet weather. People in the south of England have much more reason to complain about the rain, after the dramatic scenes of severe flooding in places. The weather is topsy-turvy at any rate; the hurricane season in the Atlantic has been going for some 5 weeks now, and the first hurricane is yet to form. There have been some low grade tropical cyclones (tropical storms) so far. The Eastern Pacific basin, southwest of Mexico, is the scene of hurricane Daniel and tropical depression 5. No land is currently under threat.

7 years on from 7/7

On Thursday morning, 7 July 2005, four suicide bombers headed into central London and proceeded to detonate their devices on board three Underground trains and a bus. Fifty-two people died, and many more were injured. The attacks came the day after London was awarded the Olympic Games of 2012, which are due to start in three weeks' time.

This post is dedicated to the memory of the 52 innocent lives lost that day.