Today, there are the first signs of a slight thaw. It's been a balmy +3 degrees Celcius at the airport (where there's an official met station whose figures are published hourly on the web). Recent night-time temperatures have been regularly below -5 degrees, the lowest -7.2 degrees, though this has been exceeded in other places on the island according to people with outdoor thermometers.
|Ice on Loch Indaal|
|The Gruinart Flats - where is the grass, where are the geese?|
|Well, here are a few Barnacles seemingly pecking in the footprints of the bulls whose field this is.|
|When all else fails for the Whitefronts, there's always the roadside verges! This was taken through my car windscreen so not totally sharp|