The long spell of fine weather we've enjoyed this last week broke yesterday, with ten millimetres of rain falling in a couple of hours during the afternoon and a total of eighteen over the 24 hour period. For those of us with gardens, the rain was welcome, and it didn't spoil the Kilchoan ladies' football match - report to follow - though the midges, which don't like warm, dry weather, did their best to murder the spectators.
This morning dawned mucky, with the Bessie Ellen hardly finding the wind to give her any way - more details about her here.
Also in the Sound this morning was yet another RN patrol boat, P292, HMS Charger. This is the fourth of her class we've seen over the last couple of weeks.
By this afternoon the weather was clearing, if not the midges, who have a lot of ground to make up.