The day dawned bright; blue skies and sunshine – again! Drove up to Stoth, a small cove near the Butt of Lewis, but even as I was leaving I could see dank, low, grey clouds of drizzle rolling in off the Atlantic.
Just by chance, there was a tiny break in the cloud, and managed to get a photo of the start of the eclipse, (below). For the duration of that eerie dull silence, nothing; but just at the end the cloud broke some more for a better view. Ironically, since the end of the eclipse, the weather has been beautiful.
There is still no sign of the weather settling just yet. It is still wild and windy here in our part of the Hebrides. Let me clarify that; today was odd. Looking from Eoropie to the Eye, and then going to the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, the sea was rough…..really rough; and it was freezing cold. Heading on down to the harbour, and Port of Ness, it seemed like a summers day – warm and sunny. The two places are probably not much more than a mile apart as the crow flies, or should that be Oystercatcher?