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.