View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Wednesday 29 May

A brilliantly sunny day with not a cloud in the sky. We managed 15C today, 60F,not quite as good as yesterday, but still creditable. Went for a walk in the Castle Grounds today, to explore the Strawberry Hill area. I was pleased to find a new path, which links Strawberry Hill with the Marybank Gate, a distance of about a mile. This means that a circular walk can be made in the Grounds, without much use of the main roadways. I have yet to mark out this route, but it will probably amount to about 6 miles in total. The new path was completed only very recently. My route continued to the Golf Course and back to the town centre.

The nice weather was also a bonus for the passengers on the cruiseliner Marco Polo, a regular visitor during the summer months, who would have seen the island in its full glory.

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