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Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Wild and Windy today...

The wind has been increasing during the day, with heavy hail showers. Wind seems to be gusting up to 50 knots (approx 57 mph) according to the Orkney Harbours website for this area of sea. Glad I don’t have to go anywhere anytime soon as it looks to be windy for a few days to come.

A popular website used by lots of local seagoing folk is :

Love the name Magic Seaweed! And it does seem to be a reliable site too – though at times I wish I didn’t look too closely at the dark red patches approaching! Red never was my colour….

Found some photos on Flickr of a recent event in Kirkwall. The Shetland Jarl Squad was visiting and carried out a re-enactment of Up Helly Aa (famour winter Viking festival in Shetland with lots of flaming torches, and the burning of a longboat). So to turn your thoughts to warmer things than wind and hail have a look here :

I particularly like the one of the flaming torches in Broad Street, very pagan!


  1. Hello Sian,
    It is a great pleasure to visit your nice and interesting blog for the first time.
    Best wishes from Brazil:

  2. Hi, Sian, We were interested to read your reference to magicseaweed; we use it on a daily basis and post photos of our local surfing youngsters on the East Runton/Cromer page.
    Regards from Walrus

  3. Geraldo - glad you dropped by and hope to see you again!

    Walrus - I just looked at the pictures on your blog - can't believe people are still surfing in October!! Brrrrr - even in a wet/dry suit!