I went out on 24th during Storm Barbara to see the rough weather. But in fact, down here on South Ronaldsay, the only real difference between this and a normal winter's day was facefulls of stinging hail. Also a certain difficulty in opening and retaining car doors and standing still enough in the wind to get a photo (I had forgotten to take my monopod.)
Dark and stormy it was, but no less lovely for that
Loooking out to Brough Ness
Burwick, where I got my first facefull of hail.
Overlooking Sandwick. (This house is for sale, I believe)
Sandwick Bay. I love the lonely standing stone in the middle of a field.
Some blue sky started to appear as I stood at the Sand of Wright. The weather changes fast when the wind is 100kph or more.
The waves are so even in this bay.
The dark cloud was being blown away...
...and a few seconds later, I was in full sunlight as the storm clouds were pushed North-East
Photo locations circled in green
I like to take photos and am fond of clichés - so I'll say I find them to be worth a thousand words.