Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Winds and Water

The notice clearly states that there is a welcome to the Isle of Skye ... except when the winds are considered to be too high. Then the Bridge is closed. Complaints have been made about what is felt to be unnecessary closures. The BBC website carries this story and another item features the leak in the subsea water pipe that is causing problems on Graemsay, Orkney, with its 12 inhabited houses and 27 residents. This hazard is put into context by Graemsay resident, Sian Thomas, in her blog, Life on a Small Island. Her home is on the relatively low-lying island (where West Hill is the highest point at 203') with Ward Hill (1572') on Hoy dominating in this photograph.

Scottish Islands Explorer - aware of features that dominate island life

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