I know in Orkney we have been very fortunate regarding the weather. Despite several storms, we are better prepared than South, and have fewer trees to cause damage and chaos. Most folk here have fared OK. We know to put trampolines and garden furniture away by October or find them strewn about the countryside! And anything that has to be outside (like wheelie-bins for rubbish) are staked and have heavy stones to weight down the lids! So we have got off lightly and also avoided the snow.... Some ferries have been cancelled due to tide and wind, but largely everything has gone on as normal.
Having said all that, PLEASE can it stop being wet and windy.... my lungs are very unhappy..... We get wet and windy weather every winter but this February it has been continuous! Almost no calm days of respite. I am SO done with February now!
Anyway, here are a few photos I was able to take about two weeks ago on a rare calm interlude! I was out on my still-on-loan electric trike and went adventuring.
Above - Hoy Low lighthouse and looking across to the Orkney West Mainland. Below, Hoy Low...
Zwarbtle sheep leading the charge (a very slow and sedate charge!)
I had my trusty e-Trike on standby for a quick getaway!
And mist hanging over Orphir