1 EAGLETON NOTES: August Gales: At Force 8

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Saturday, 21 August 2010

August Gales: At Force 8

Late yesterday afternoon the gale struck with full force and the sun shone and it was warm! How bizarre was that?  The Stornoway to Ullapool ferry made two crossings and then returned to Ullapool where it weathered out the storm leaving.  That meant that a lot of people were stranded on the ‘wrong’ side of the Minch.  In the middle of winter we are used to that (well those of us who winter on the Island!) but in August it’s rather dire.  In any case fewer people travel in the winter.  I was over the other side of the valley at Pat and Dave’s for dinner during the storm.  This is the view from in front of their house at the height of the storm.  I actually had considerable difficulty standing whilst taking these photos.

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6 comments:

  1. Gee, you wouldn't think anything much was happening in the first photo, would you? Then the white-caps give it away. Love that last photo of the waves crashing against the rocks. Reminds me of a little bay up north!

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  2. In spite of the waves it is hard (I think) to quite imagine the force of the wind when watching these sunny pictures! Strange weather indeed.

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  3. I agree with all that the sun is kind of weird! Love the photos, though. It's always nice to open up a post from you and look at the ocean!

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  4. You don't make it clear whether the standing difficult was due to the wind or generous quantities of wine.... We'll give you the benefit of the doubt,

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  5. Chuckling at your brother's comment...

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