And now the shipping forecast

You’ll recall that I’m planning to sail to the Isle of Barra this afternooon? Well, here’s the shipping forecast for the Hebrides issued earlier this morning:
HEBRIDES SOUTHEAST VEERING SOUTHWEST 6 TO GALE 8, INCREASING SEVERE GALE 9 TO VIOLENT STORM 11, PERHAPS HURRICANE FORCE 12 LATER. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH BECOMING HIGH OR VERY HIGH. RAIN. MODERATE
Note the use of the words “Violent Storm”, “Hurricane Force”, “High or Very High”. If the ferry runs, it’s going to be fun …
Don’t think the weather on Barra will be that conducive to walking – and certainly not cycling – not if those sorts of winds keep up over the next few days.

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