A view on Fishing,Community and Life on the NW coast of Scotland

The Storm,Old News.

Well, it was forecast and it came with gusto around 6pm. It is old news as the expected power cut kicked in around 7.30pm and no interweb. There would have been all round surprise if there had not been a cut. Went over the Hill with the intention of getting the Varuna ready for a launch sometime this year but decided on the other side as my day was going to involve painting the keel it was not really worth the bother of carrying on. All looked relatively peaceful from the bottom hairpin, always like the etchings of the light snow cover,




I stopped to watch the waterfalls go back up the Hill and then wandered over to have a closer look.


This weather is awesome and the shrieking noise of the wind tearing up the gullies exhilarating. Did not linger as although windy the full force of the storm was yet to hit, but long enough to lose a tourie, an SCFF one no less. Nipped round to the other side of the Bay


and then home. Took the dogs out for a short wander when I saw the Auk coming in, the fact they were out was quite something. Did not get the camera on them before they headed into the moorings.


A trip down to Toscaig and the wind growing all the time,


before heading up to the Bay and watched from the Inn.


The Bay, between 5 and 6 turned into a cauldron of white water.


The squalls were ripping in


and lifting the sea so you could hardly see the dark greens and blues.


All was seething white.



Awesome to watch and easy to be thankful you were not on it. I doubt the Varuna would be able to hold her own if she was under full throttle. The fence if not already gone would never have with stood this onslaught.


Wonderful nature.

Today, well that’s for tomorrow…………

Comments on: "The Storm,Old News." (4)

  1. basketbob said:

    Wild weather is always exhilarating from a place of safety, isn’t it? Super shot of the waterfalls Ali – when a wind funnels up a valley like that, it’s power is immense. A friend used to live at the head of a valley in Wales, and I know he was out on such a night tying old Night-store heaters to his barn roof in the hope of saving it!

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      Nature at first hand is special and when you are trying to stand up and failing, let alone take a photo you are made to feel very very small. Been there with the heaters, usually too late to do anything but you have to try. Forecast better though, bit of a relief.

  2. Fiona Murray said:

    Wonderful pictures, would you mind if I shared some of your fantastic pictures on my page and Facebook.

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