The storm was everything XC Weather had promised, with Sue Cheadle reporting gusts of 103 mph at Sanna and Kilchoan Early Bird sending this picture of the sea this morning. Here on the south side of the peninsula we had a wild night, with gale force winds, thunder and lightning around 10.15 last night, and the lights dimming several times during the electrical storm and again around three in the morning - yet, amazingly, the power was still on this morning when we woke. We were just thanking our lucky stars when, at nine, the power went - a transformer blew up near Caim - and it's been off until just now, a quarter to five.
Maell mo Chridhe. But elsewhere, things had been much more lively.
Special thanks to Kilchoan Early Bird for pictures 1, 5, 6 and 7.