Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Wednesday 23 April

Evening all from Stornoway, where our sunny spell has ended. Had a brief shower a little while ago, as well as overnight. Been busy with photos, looking up WW1 information and nipping into town to look at the harbour works. Shoveling stones around, is all I can see. I'm sure it'll all be magnificent in a few months' time. On St George's Day, our temperature rose to 16C / 59F. Now that the wind has shifted from southeast to the southwest and the mercury has receded to 12C / 54F.

A holidaymaker was saved from the tide at Steinish, a few miles northeast of here. Steinish lies at the mouth of the Laxdale River, a major river estuary, where tides and riverflow combine to cause a dangerous place to be - if you don't keep an eye on the tide table. Advice duly relayed.

The MV Clipper Ranger has been anchored in Glumag Harbour all day, but when she got up steam to return to her berth, it got rather smoky.

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