Saturday, 16 January 2010
Tough Going in Mud and Wind
The winds were pretty fierce last night as were were working at Garths Ness. I've read on the Internet today that the gales are severe south to south easterly and today there may be gusts up to 70 mph. Our site at the former Listening Station is rather exposed and it's tough getting around, not only because the wind threatens to blow me over, but also because there is mud everywhere. Animals shelter among the empty buildings, and there is plenty of evidence of cows, sheep and rabbits everywhere, and sometimes it even seems ankle deep. This installation is the first we've had to do in this smelly mud.