Sorry for lack of posts, evil virus has kept me away, and now we have a Winter storm raging. This one is made worse by a huge storm surge of water due to a "weather bomb" (a sudden dramatic drop in pressure). So I'll not stay here long as thunder and lightning accompanying the storm and I need to switch my modem off before it gets fried and I have no internet!! (Clearly I have power so am warm, plenty of food, and a very grumpy cat!)
Anyway here are a couple of clips of the rough weather:
This one shows the waves off the west coast of Orkney today
And this one shows Norman Brass, one of the lifeboat crew from Stromness speaking about a dramatic rescue this morning off of the island of Westray. The lifeboat went to the aid of a stricken vessel and saw it into safe harbour. But the seas were huge! Brave crew of the Stromness lifeboat risking their lives to save others and they are all unpaid volunteers!
Back soon - I hope!!