Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Friday, 5 July 2013

Friday 5 July

Had to change my t-shirt because it was reeking of the smoke of rhodondendron burning from last Monday, when it was drying outside on the line ...

It's not too cold, 15C / 59F (again), which I prefer to the temps into the 80s Fahrenheit that southern England will get this weekend. A cool breeze, which is actually stopping the freight ferry Muirneag from making its overnight crossing to Ullapool. Our freight boat has difficulty manoeuvering in a high wind. If she sails, she'll start arguing with the quay in Ullapool or here in Stornoway, and we'd be left with no boat at all.

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Went out for another cycle run, this time into the Castle Grounds. However, as I passed Cuddy Point I became aware of increasing movement in the handle bars. They expressed an increasing willingness to part company with the rest of the bike - prompting me to turn round and head back. I felt I could be losing control of the cycle if I went much further. No harm done.

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