View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

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.


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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