Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Tuesday 19 February

The day started with dense fog and this took a long time to fully lift. It was not until 3pm that all the low cloud has disappeared, and even then only reluctantly. I went into town around 10 o'clock, and the shreds of fog floating around the streets were quite eerie. The fog wreaked havoc at the airport, where no planes were able to come or go until well after lunchtime. The ferry was not affected, but it did wake everybody up with a lot of hooting as she departed for Ullapool at 7 o'clock.

The case of Oscar Pistorius, the amputee athlete who is alleged to have murdered his girlfriend, is making the headlines. I don't know what to make of it, and the trial is the place for the facts to come out. Pistorius acquired fame through becoming a high profile runner on artificial limbs, but other facets of him also come out informally. A life has been lost, and now the courts have to decide who is responsible.

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1 comment:

  1. We've had dense fog here too, a bit more than usual for this time of year. The only thing that makes it tolerable is knowing that by noon or shortly thereafter it will lift and the sun will come out.
    That story you mentioned is making the rounds, I guess. It's everywhere: television, magazines, radio..you name it you'll hear about it. It's sad. I think of the man but also of how this has effected his family.
    Have an awesome day, my friend. Thank you for always being there for me...for us all. Love you much.

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