Wind dropped away late last night and the day dawns reasonably bright. Showers commence around midday. It is actually very windy, as I find out when I go out for the papers at 2 o’clock. There is one cyclone around, typhoon Yutu, which is blowing winds of about 110 mph. Speak to old Tom about his travels down to the metropolis of Tarbert, Harris. Share some pics of Ness. He didn’t go there because it’s very windy today. Ness is sadly lacking in amenities and shelter. After supper, we wait for sunset at 10pm, before admiring the conjunction between the Moon and planet Venus. A rainshower at midnight blocks the later stages of the phenomenon. Andrew brings a pal for a sleepover – on the floor.