|A dusting of snow on Graemsay|
Storm approaching - lightning, thunder, hail, sleet, huge winds, and finally a little snow. Power cuts in Orkney but Graemsay was OK thankfully. I think some people lost their internet connection with fried modems, but otherwise all was well. Not even much damage from the wind... Phew!
Hoy Sound was white with horses.....
Waves were crashing over the main road on the island making it impassable for a while at high tide. Not that there was anywhere to go. All ferries were cancelled, staying safely in harbour.
|Photo by Joe of Ramray|
A light dusting over the town of Stromness
Snow showers sweeping past.... the tractor tracks leading to the sheep feeder at the sheltered side of the field.
And here are the sheep!
And the Stromness to Scrabster ferry came "up the Flow" - always happens in windy weather as it's more sheltered. So once the wind died down the boats were running again.... shelves in supermarkets were restocked and supplies sent over to Graemsay - I nearly ran out of tea bags. Oh calamity!
And of course if I was going out for a walk, Button had to come too....
Off we went down to the beach ......
Button complained the whole way...."Cold paws, cold paws!"........ well she didn't HAVE to come!
We were soon home, me with a cup of tea and cake, and Button with a light lunch and a snooze on her bed warmed by the underfloor heating!
And in the afternoon a wintery sunset.....
The snow disappeared the next day and mild weather with the odd chilly wind and some rain has characterised this week so far.