It may only be a sprinkling to you, but here on Tiree we woke up to a snowfall.
In fact, it is the second time in as many weeks.
As they announce in the weather forecast,
‘even down to sea level’.
The amount of snow varied across the island.
For most it was a mixture of hail, sleet and snow.
With the high winds it even drifted against our west facing wall.
But have no fear we did not have to dig our way out our front door.
The high winds from storm Gertrude have continued throughout the day.
Although they have dropped from a high of 77mph yesterday,
gusts today are still well over 60mph.
As a consequence of the adverse wind and waves there has been no ferry.
However, tomorrow (Sunday) CalMac are using the weather window.
There will be two crossings, the first leaving Oban at 5:00am.
For late risers the second departs at 1:00pm.
Cancelled planes mean little or no mail.
Friday’s flights were both cancelled.
Today’s is severely delayed!
Will it be cancelled?
After Sunday’s weather window Storm Henry is forecast to arrive on Monday.
We are due to fly off on Monday, but it is looking very doubtful.
Perhaps we might get away on Tuesday.
We have no control over wind or waves.
It is difficult to forecast the weather, let alone control it.
Ferry skippers and plane captains duty is to consider safety.
A point to ponder: Sometimes delay serves a deeper unforseen purpose.
This is ‘Life on Tiree’.