I ‘clocked off’ at 21:00 again tonight, just as the sun started disappearing behind the Storr. It’s late enough, I’d been at it since 7:00 and at last feel like I’m getting somewhere. This concrete polishing is turning into a bit of an epic, the discs are £120 each and I’m on my 5th!!!!!! Hopefully I’ll not need five more, but I won’t be far off and that doesn’t include the special 100mm ones for getting in the corner.
I did an hour this morning before breakfast, having finally started on the living area last night I wanted to press on.
I also made the switch from a medium disc to a fine disc, though subsequent research has led me to believe that I need even finer discs to finish off. Anyway I spoke to a helpful chap today at http://www.atsdiamondtools.co.uk/home and some finer ones are on the way, and with a bit of luck they’ll be here on Saturday.
The only way to see Raasay
Anyway, I’m getting a little ahead of myself here, for yesterday I ‘cashed in’ my birthday present from the ‘post lady’,
a ‘taster’ in Mike Westman’s http://www.skyemicrolighttraining.co.uk/pleasure.html Ikarus C42. Both wifey and son have been out with Mike before and I really cannot think of a better way to see Skye or Raasay.
Here’s Scalpay, where I lived for four years prior to moving to Arnish 25 years ago, I never realized the lochs were so big, or that there were so many ruins.
Fearns on the south east of Raasay.
The Dun Caan lochs and Dun Caan itself.
Screapadale, Brochel then the hard rock of the Arnish ‘common grazing’ with Loch Arnish, Torran and Fladda on the west side.
Truth was I only flew over to check on the builders
It was all over far too soon and I bade Mike farewell
until my 60th birthday Seriously though, you can have a shot at flying for a lot less than you think and I can thoroughly recommend the experience.
Back to the grind
After my exciting trip I headed back sedately in the ‘Old Girl’ and caught the 11:25 ferry
arriving back at Sonas to a ‘hive of activity’.
Lachie, Donald and Angus had made great progress and I continued with my friend ‘Mr Werbel’
but at last seemed to be making progress
and that will be the best part of 100kg of concrete dust removed today.
Also managed a quick 66,000 mile service o Phoebe