New Year 2005

Just to reassure readers that I have not abandoned the journal. Stornoway library cannot provide me internet access as their server is down, and they are also waiting for a fibre-optic cable. Net result, I'm nearly a MONTH behind. Bear with me - I've got a riveting account of the January 12th hurricane, where unfortunately 5 people perished as they tried to flee the floodwaters in two cars. The sea washed the vehicles off the causeway, linking the islands of Benbecula and South Uist. It's the depth of winter now, and the weather is barely suitable for outdoor pursuits. I can cope with wind, rain, low temperatures and snow on their own. Not in combination.

Greetings from the Heathery Isle, Isle of Lewis.

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