Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Tuesday 15 January

Another cold day, with some remnants of overnight frost in the shade. The day dawned fairly bright and remained so. Upon returning from the shop, the mainland hills, bathed in sunshine, stood out from 50 miles away on the eastern horizon, resplendent in snowy white. We have had no snow, and are not expecting any. The Atlantic is keeping us warm, if you want to call 3C / 37F warm. However, with all the snow problems elsewhere in the UK, I'm not complaining.

Confirmation reached us today that the man who fell off a cliff in Point yesterday died after reaching hospital. In a small place like Swordale and Knock, everybody knows everybody else. The man who died had returned to the island to look after his elderly mother, and had been trying to rescue his brother's ram when he fell. My sympathies with his family, friends and the community in his village.

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  1. As I said yesterday, the story of the man who fell to his death is so very sad. I've thought of him several times since reading that story. My eyes fill with tears each time. Isn't it funny how we can grieve for someone we never knew existed. May he rest in peace and his family find their peace as well.

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