December Days

The weather has been nothing short of changeable since the calendar turned to the last month of the year. Bitter cold settled over the Island early this week, creeping into every corner of the house and office and sending us scurrying for extra layers — lots of extra layers. Then suddenly it was warm again with rain and wind and ferries cancelled, interrupting holiday shoppers and soaking school children as they stepped off yellow buses and made a mad dash for home.

Many are wishing for a white Christmas. But on a coastal Island the only guarantee is wind, rain, and more wind.