View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Wednesday 1 May

The new month started with a creditable performance in terms of springlike weather, except for the temperatures. These remained at pitifully single figures. There was abundant sunshine, with some cumulus clouds moving along on the cool northwesterly breeze.

I went out to the Iolaire Memorial to investigate the appearance of nearly half a dozen windturbines on the eastern horizon. These turned out to be located within the precinct of the local sewage treatment works at Holm, 2 miles out of town. On the way there, I spotted plenty of sheep with lambs, but one little fella was not moving at all - and had not moved by the time I walked past on the way back into town. The lamb was dead. I got in touch with the grazings clerk to report the issue.

I am uploading pictures, but will put them into a separate post.