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Sunday, 14 January 2018

It's To Be Expected

This week we have had some beautiful weather....until yesterday and, particularly, today. For your information the mainland is about 40 miles (60 kilometres) across The Minch from the Isle of Lewis where the photos were taken. The photos were taken throughout the week with the last one taken this morning.

Sunrise over the Mainland with Lower Bayble in foreground

Late morning

 Late afternoon

Sunset over the hills of Lewis

But sometimes it was also cold and frosty

Today we had 70mph winds and all the ferries were cancelled.
Most will recognise Bayble Bay down from my house.

38 comments:

  1. Sunrise, sunset-swiftly flow the days. (Everything is a song!)
    Lovely photos with sun or without. Hope you are doing well!

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    1. Thanks Kay. I woke up this morning.....I'm doing well?

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  2. Great images showing Lewis's changing moods.

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  3. So beautiful, I can see why you live there and your house is in a lovely, though pretty exposed ?, spot. I would love to see it all one day. I've put it on my list.

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    1. Yes, Helsie, my house is very exposed. Relatively little of our weather comes from the East which is the direction of the Mainland from my house but the back of my house (the one with the huge conservatory on it!) gets the full force of the hurricane winds which invariably come in from the South West. Well if you do make it this far, and I hope you do, please get in touch.

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  4. We've been experiencing some @#$%-house weather here over the past few weeks. The humidity has been horrendous, but, thankfully, as promised by the weather bureau, late yesterday strong, cooling breezes arrived, blowing the humidity away. Today is still warm, but very bearable because of no steamy, debilitating humidity. It feels quite cool in comparison to what we've been going through. But, then...it is summer, after all.

    I reckon I could quite comfortably enjoy living there where you do, Graham...except I could never leave my beloved Land of Oz. :)

    I left you some info, which might be of interest to you, in mu response to your comment on my blog. Take care. :)

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    1. One of the things I loved about living in New Zealand, Lee, was that where I lived (a long way from Auckland!) we rarely had high humidity even when the temperature got into the high 30s. The average temperature in the hottest month on Lewis is 13 ℃ which I reckon you might find a bit chilly.

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    2. I wouldn't find that too chilly, Graham. At least you can dress to keep warm...even if you undress to keep cool, it doesn't always work! lol

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  5. You have some excellent views from your house. The snowy Rocky Mountains are what we see here.

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    1. Well, Red, the mountains of Scotland are beautiful but I don't think they can match The Rockies for sheer grandeur.

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  6. Looks nippy. We're mid a period of cold, rain, fog, and yuk. Not nice, yet not extreme.

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    1. Cro, we can get pretty extreme weather in terms of calm and storm but in terms of temperature our average 'normal' monthly temperature varies between 4.5 ℃ and 13 ℃ .

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  7. Beautiful pictures, Graham, all of them. The sky and the sea never fail to provide spectacular views, do they!
    I hope nobody came to harm in the latest storm. We have stormy and wet weather forecast for most of this week, after a beautiful sunny (but cold) Sunday yesterday.

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    1. Meike we are fortunate in that until the winds get over a 100mph (160 kph) there is rarely damage. The houses here are built for the weather.

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  8. Stunning photos, Graham. You live in a very beautiful place!

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  9. Today all grey here with very strong chilly winds blowing. Tomorrow they might bring snow... But how much, just around here, remains to be seen. (The weather people on TV generally make a very vague sweeping gesture over this particular area, indicating that they don't really know, but we should not get too surprised if we do get a bit of rain or snow or something.)

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    1. Monica one of the things about living on an island so far away from the Mainland is that our weather can not only be hard to predict but can be very different from one part to another. I suppose that happens in other places too but on an island you notice it more.

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    2. Graham that happens here too, but of course one only notices if one happens to be going to one place from another just when it happens. Or (more common these days) if someone lets one know via Facebook! Anyway, especially with temperatures "around" 0, it may well be snowing in one part of town but raining in another. Most likely - raining in the city centre, but snowing on the hillside parts of town, and the surrounding countryside :)

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  10. Beautiful. I like looking on Marine Traffic to see what is sheltering in Westerlies.
    Goog luck with the utilities inspection.

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    1. Adrian, I regard Marine Traffic as one of my most 'needed' apps. It's useful not just for telling me what's passed my window but where the ferries are and where in the world Gaz's yacht happens to be.

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  11. Beautiful photos. Your scenery is the best of what day dreaming out a window is about.

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    1. Maywyn I'm so glad that I didn't have this view from my window when I had to work. The distractions are just too great.

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  12. What fascinating clouds. Are they often like that where you live? The first one looks almost like leaping dolphins. And what wonderfully mysterious shapes in the third one.

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    1. Jenny, the variety of clouds here is huge and because we have such big skies in every direction we are very much more aware of them too.

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  13. Those are quite some lovely colours - almost looks like the sky is on fire in the first one.

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    1. Amy, I never cease to be amazed at the variety of colours in the skies here from the reds and yellows of sunrises and the deep pink hues thrown through the sky by some sunsets and the bright greens of the aurora borealis. Sometimes, though, it's 'just' blue or grey in their many shades.

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  14. Well it is winter there. Lucky you had some nice days. nice photos too.

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    1. True, Diane, but our weather can be like that all the year around - just that the temperatures can be 10 ℃ higher in summer and the gales just a bit less fierce.

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  15. What a fabulous series of photos! I keep coming back to look at them

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    1. Thanks Kylie. That's a lovely compliment.

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  16. I have been impressed at the greatness of nature eloquently expressed in your photos. Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Good to see you Roughterrain Crane. Thank you for your comment. Interesting blog you have. Possibly my first Japanese reader.

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  17. A wonderful series of photos Graham. Just lovely.

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  18. I have a bone to pick with you!! I followed your 'other' blog and, when your second blog wasn't mentioned, I thought you had kicked the bucket when it stopped! [I don't think 'outside the box' enough to figure out your other blog] Your comment mentioning being a Hebridian Kiwi which caught my eye! So glad you are still blogging!

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    1. I'm so sorry, Betty, that I left things in limbo on my other Blog. I shall go back soon and remedy that. I had to stop going to New Zealand for 6 months of the year when the medics here in Scotland decided that they needed to keep a closer eye on my recurring cancer. So I left The Cottage and The Handbag and returned to Scotland. The Family have now left their lifestyle plot and The Cottage went with it. Although I would hope to return to New Zealand for holidays I have reluctantly accepted that my life there has come to an end. It was a wonderful and memorable decade of my life.

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