Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Saturday 2 February

Last night's rain caused no end of problems on the road, and in the middle of the night even the temperature by the sea (where I am), dropped sufficiently low to allow a thin blanket of snow to fall.



By daybreak, the gritters had been round and it had all disappeared. It did remain cold and it took until lunchtime for all the slush to melt.I have been receiving a couple of postcrossing postcards in recent days, after I sent some off at the beginning of January. Those took rather long to get registered, but it's always nice. So far, I have received 140 since 2011. Due to the cost of stamps, I am restricting myself to 5 cards each month.

We are on warning for a storm on Monday, which will last all day, and take right through Tuesday to die down. The causative depression will track between the Faeroes and Scotland, with a central pressure of 055 ,bar - windspeeds could reach 50 to 70 mph, with even higher gusts. Last week's storm carried winds of 135 mph over the mountain tops.

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