7th June 2017

No ringing today due to a strong east wind that was blowing at 13-15 m/s at 0400 and increased to 19-22 m/s (Gale force 9) by 1000 with heavy rain now.

So, a rare late morning start to the day!!!

Before the rain came we were able to move all of the old timber from behind the Obs to the fire gully in the south of the island. This is a job that has been waiting to be done for a couple of years, so it is great to be able to cross it off the list. It’s the last major ‘clean up’ job that needed doing, with other jobs now being routine; trimming of grass, cutting trees from in the reeds etc.

A huge thanks to Lasse Wallin for helping – without him and his ‘puppy’ (an old Swedish army truck) it would not have been possible!!

More work on reviewing old data this afternoon, while watching the rain and gales sweep across the island!

Just Chris & Kay at the Obs overnight.

Wind: East
Wind strength: Gale, 19-22 m/s
Temperature: 8
Visibility: Moderate, 4-10km
Cloud Cover: Overcast 8/8
Precipitation: Heavy rain from 1030