Wednesday, 21 October 2015

First Winter Gale

Saturday's glorious sunshine, seen here lighting Kilchoan, with the old church, St Comghan's, at left, seems worlds away today, with some 23mm of rain in the last twenty-four hours and a grim forecast for tonight.

Southwesterly gales of up to 52mph are forecast for the hours around midnight as a deep depression moves in from a very unsettled Atlantic - this picture is from Cameron Baccario's superb website here.

Kilchoan's two prawn fishermen's boats, Harvester and Emma Maria, are safely tucked into Port na Croisg up Loch Sunart, with their prospects of any fishing in the next few days being pretty low.

This was the view over Camas nan Geall around 4.30 this afternoon, with the cloud already down over a brisk westerly wind which was bringing in occasional flurries of light rain. It's a great shame the weather has broken as the colours in the leaves along Glenborrodale are spectacular, as they are in the hills, with heather and bracken now turning into golds and rich browns.

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