Life at the end of the road

July 3, 2009

Back to Thursday

Filed under: daily doings — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 9:57 pm

Well just to start with at least. I’ve left my camera at work, or at least I think I have so I’m a bit short on pics for today so I’ll rewind to yesterday morning at around 5:30am.

'Calum's misty road'

'Calum's misty road'

and that magnificent drive to work

Loch Arnish

Loch Arnish

This is me not even half a mile from home and already I’ve stopped twice!

I wish I'd brought a bigger gun!

I wish I'd brought a bigger gun!

Sorry three times 🙂

only joking about the gun!

only joking about the gun!

Aint he a beauty?

I did try and upload those yesterday and again this morning but for some reason my computer insisted on uploading that dish full of herring in sherry instead! Which reminds me it was disgusting and went back in the sea from whence it came! as has been mentioned in the previous post, things were a little hectic on Wednesday morning. The excitement of the pressure washer meant that I’d skipped my calender, I mean banana 🙂 and after that it all went very ‘Pete Tong’ so I never actually got anything to eat until the customers were off loaded. It was at this point that I turned to my herring in sherry, OK I know it’s not everyones idea of an ideal breakfast but when most people have been out of bed as long as I have it’s lunch time and anyway I can eat fish any time of the day 🙂 The first mouthful was pretty grim but, I had made it myself , I don’t like waste and thought it might be an ‘acquired taste’! My parents always used that expression when trying to get me to eat things that I didn’t like 🙂  After another couple of attempts at trying to ‘acquire’ the taste I gave up and threw it over the side.

So after a very long and busy day I headed north and home with my rabbit, stopping briefly to admire the new cattle grid at the start of the Arnish common grazing.

New grid 'Old girl'

New grid 'Old girl'

The council have made a fine job of replacing the old 10′ rusting grid that the sheep just walked over with this lovely  12′ job and today is the first day that it’s been open. OK, I know it’s only a bit of metal in the road and hardly anything to get excited about, but I do like to see a good bit of engineering that’s been well fitted.

Hedgehog ramp!

Hedgehog ramp!

Especially one that includes escape holes and a ramp with little raised sections on it for hedgehogs to climb out! Though as far as I’m aware, Raasay’s only hedgehog

Lonely hedgehog

Lonely hedgehog

which lives at the top of that hill after the grid has not moved from the spot in years!

No longer dry!

So onto Friday which was very similar to Thursday weather wise with one or two heavy showers bringing a month of mainly dry weather to an end. It also brought the welcome news that http://www.isleofraasayhotel.co.uk/ has got its license back bringing a 16 month dry spell to an end 🙂 Sadly it cut short this weeks major project of painting the casings on the starboard saloons when I was but a quarter of the way through getting the undercoat on 😦  Still there’s always tomorrow and I was greeted by a fine rabbit stew when I got home at 20:00

simple fayre

simple fayre

Made with nothing more than a couple of fresh rabbits, ‘Carlingford second early’ potatoes from the garden, carrots and celery  from the Co op and some out of date vegetable stock it was indeed a feast!


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