View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Monday, 30 July 2012

Monday 30 July

The morning started off quite wet, with plenty of drizzly showers. These dried up through the afternoon, and as I type this, light is fading on a decent evening. The nearest weatherstation to show detailed rainfall readings, Flesherin (9 miles northeast of Stornoway), collected 4.4 mm today, bringing July's total to 62 mm or 2.5 inches.

This morning, I went to a carpark on Kenneth Street to view a procession of tractors that were preparing to set off for the long drive to Rodel, some 55 miles south of Stornoway at the far southern end of Harris. Well, the procession totaled 4 tractors, as well as two that had set off early as they were so slow. One sat on a trailer behind a car, as it could not move under its own steam. A smidgen disappointing, but it's the gesture that counts. The drive, which would have taken 6 hours, was in aid of the Linda Norgrove Foundation. This charity was set up in 2010 following the death of Lewis-born charity worker Linda Norgrove. She was killed in Afghanistan during an abortive mission by US forces to liberate her from her captors. Her parents set up the charity to continue Linda's work in her name.

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