Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Tomorrow morning I leave for Glasgow and the start of my journey to my Other Home in New Zealand. Looking at the weather forecast for the rest of today and tomorrow we are promised strong gales and torrential squally showers and rain. I took these photos within the last half hour but already the skies are lightening as the sun rises but darkening at the same time as the grey rain clouds come across from the west (these photos are taken facing east). This is one of the reasons I love the Hebrides: the unpredictability of the view from my window.
The three photos were taken in a sequence about 10 minutes from start to finish as the sun rose over the horizon.
Within a couple of hours the wind had risen to gale force and the sea at The Braighe when I went into town was quite rough:
I met Gaz for coffee and lunch at The Woodlands; my favourite watering hole in Stornoway's Lews Castle Grounds. Believe it or not it was very busy but everyone is behind us.
In the afternoon I popped over to Pat and Dave's for a coffee. Their eccentric cat Misha wanted first to go out and then to come back in.
This evening a friend is popping in and by the time I get to bed the cases will be shut and I'll be ready to roll in the morning.