First snow of the winter

Yes, I know it’s only the middle of November, but yesterday we had the unusual experience of rain and snow falling at the same time. On the drive home in the gloaming, the hills could be seen to have a significant dusting above about 100m. A lot of hail fell during the evening and, when we went across to the Bikers’ place to check on the kitten, we walked across on a thin covering of snow and ice. The forecast for today is for light snow showers, so I’ll have the camera at the ready on my trip to Oban later today – I’ve got a few messages to get before I take off to the Isle of Barra on tomorrow afternoon’s ferry. Mind you, the forecast is boisterous with the possibility of storm-force winds for the five hour crossing of The Minch. Better look out those sea-sick tablets …


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