Tuesday, 26 March 2013
No boat today?
Our pier is empty today! The above snap is from neighbour Mick's webcam which looks onto the pier. Actually it's a bright sunny day so I think the dark glowering effect of the sky is due to sun on the camera. Love the effect of the sun on the sea though.
But our ferry has a broken engine. Not sure how serious but no boats this morning and others today under review. The island children get an extra day off school - I'm sure they are not complaining! And of course, no post, and no groceries from the town or other cargo delivery.
We've not done too badly this winter with cancellations. Though the boat hasn't gone to Moaness on Hoy so often. We seem to be getting lots of East winds (usually the prevailing wind is Westerly), which is not good for our pier and even worse for the Moaness pier. Ah well - the joys of living on an island!
Hopefully the problem with the engines will be resolved soon and our boat will be running tomorrow. Otherwise I might need to ask the coastguard to drop chocolate!! It is nearly Easter after all and not an Easter Egg in the house!! Wah!!!