The forecast for today and into the weekend looks grim, gales and heavy rain. The picture alongside needs little explanation, a westerly gale and high tide, not at time to be caught out in open sea. Even with modern weather forecasting techniques and monitoring by satellites, wave buoys and alike, I often think that weather forecasting is still a ‘dark art’.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, high volumes of shipping were transiting around the UK coastline and heading for parts worldwide. Vessels were often caught out by storms blowing in from the Atlantic or running south out of the Arctic resulting in loss of ships and lives through foundering or stranding. Hopefully this weekends weather will not result in any additional casualties.
Scottish Shipwrecks is a new venture for Ian and myself. The site will grow through time and there are plans to have a searchable wreck database that will hold the vast amount of information we have amassed over the last 35 years. The focus of the site at present is to promote our existing books Clyde Shipwrecks and Argyll Shipwrecks. The site gives a flavour of the extensive information included within the books and the opportunity to purchase copies direct from us. The books are also available on iBooks and through Amazon and Google online bookshops through a search of the book titles.
Wishing you a safe weekend.