The Storm of the Immaculate Conception.
Last night winds were recorded in Orkney at 138.5 m.p.h.
Here is a brief clip taken from St. Magnus' kitchen
at the head of the Steamer Pier, Stronsay.
This morning the storm continued with lower wind speed.
Br Nicodemus Mary checked the monastery boat.
The boat "Charnetsky" was fine.
View of Scoulters.
The South End of Stronsay had been without electricity all night.
We visited Brian and Margaret who live at Scoulters ...
to "talk about the weather"
which is always of interest in Orkney!
Valery, Margaret and Brian with Hector
Margaret informed us that there is an actual weather forecast
especially for Papa Stronsay!
That is exciting news for us!
The link is here!
What is Scoulters?
- for Brian
Christian house, Catholic home.
Sturdy castle struck in stone.
Exile lodgings, tent surpassed,
Shelter built to face the blast.
Armoured fortress, love's rampart.
Bone the body flesh the heart.
Christ enthroned, His Dominion.
She His handmaid, He His liegeman.
Domus Dei et porta caeli.
Long may He reign there!