Monday, 3 February 2014

Another Storm

We were woken during the night to the sound of the wind building itself into another storm.  By dawn, we were enjoying a force 8 southeaster, and it's forecast to carry on until mid-afternoon.

These pictures were taken a nine this morning around the CalMac pier, some of them a bit fuzzy because they had to be taken through the car windscreen.  Unsurprisingly, the Tobermory ferry morning sailings were cancelled, and CalMac have also suspended sailings between Craignure and Oban, so Mull is cut off from the rest of the world.

We've lost count of the number of full storms we've had since they started in mid-December, but it's in excess of ten.  One thing that long-time residents of the peninsula all seem to agree on is that they can't remember a spell of bad weather going on as long as this one.

By contrast, we were talking to our son in Edmonton, Alberta, last night, and he says that they've had the warmest January in several years.  Usually, they have about 50cm of snow at this time of year, and daytime temperatures consistently below zero - and sometimes more like -30C - but recent days have been so spring-like that much of the snow has melted.

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