Yesterday we ventured out to the Stanes O' Stofast amidst intermittent batterings of hail. The weather led to some beautiful scenery though.
Leaving Outrabister, a wave blows in, Ronas Hill white in the distance
We walked up round the north side of the loch having ocassional showers pummeling our back. Here's one on it's way over to Whalsay.
Another one heading out to sea
The mix of sun and showers gave some fantastic views. A stoat even popped out to say i'i' when we sheltered behind a wall through a particularly long and heavy blast. Obviously bemused it popped up again for a second look!
The wind and intensity of showers was only increasing and we sheltered behind the stones themselves before having to head back into the wind and hail of frozen peas.
It's only about 15 minutes back to the car, but going into the wind with the waves of hail coming over was painful at times. Time to keep your head down and hood up; other than when admiring the rainbows...
or the dusted hills
Finally at the car we could catch our breath and sit out the latest hammering before setting off home for a hot cuppa, briefly stopping on the way to leave our mark at a geocache around here...
When we did get home I found the posty had left me an appointment for knee surgery in Aberdeen next thursday, yikes, talk about short notice! See here if you're really interested!
I'm glad it's come through. I just wasn't expecting it for another couple of months and then for it to be in Lerwick, not a plane ride away. That'll put me out of action for a few weeks so I'd better make the best of the breaks in the weather while I can!