Monday, 5 December 2011
Yes I know - more weather! But I couldn't miss this beautiful double rainbow. The photo was taken outside my back door as the wind was howling and I didn't want to venture further!
Last week we had gales, severe gales and regular gales. Thankfully no damage to the house and all is well. But the wind screamed around the house, rattled the windows, and tried it's very best to find a way into the house. Thankfully it failed - though it was spitting rain through the keyhole in fury. But we had the odd rainbow to brighten the grey skies.
The sea was a mass of white horses, and various isles ferries were cancelled as well as ferries to the Scottish Mainland. The planes still flew - glad I wasn't on one of those!
I think there was some storm damage to one of the lamp posts at the pier as the Orkney Harbours Pilot boat came out to fix it. There was a bit of jostling for position at the pier as our wee ferry came in to take some of us to town. (Photo courtesy of Irene of Breckan, who clearly stayed in the warm of the cabin to take the photo judging by the raindrops....tee hee! Thanks for the photo Irene!)
Later in the week our ferry had one of it's engines fail so it's going a bit slower at the moment. AND it's the new replacement engine (it had engine failure a couple of months ago). Hopefully it will be easily fixable or we may be on a reduced service again.
A breezy day
Meanwhile, Princess Button(s) sleeps the day away..... oh to learn to be as relaxed as this cat is about life!