Life at the end of the road

January 23, 2011

Ginger’s revenge :-)

Filed under: animals, daily doings, shed/house — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 10:02 pm

Now this post is going to be photo heavy and dialogue light, it’s almost 21:00 on a Sunday night and I’ve got lots to do so I’ll just get on with it.

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Saturday saw the five pups charging about in the kitchen and just getting used to their first solids.

It also heralded the arrival of some true professionals that had come to survey our new shed and (planning permission permitting) house site 🙂


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Archie and his assistant Ben had come to take measurements and do a percolation test for the septic tank.

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They did of course have assistance from Bee, Thelma and Louise, for which I will hopefully get a discount on my bill 🙂

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As well as getting a very comprehensive site survey and side tracking Ben into checking the heights of wind turbine and hydro sites with his very expensive tool i also got treated to a highland fling 🙂

After finishing skinning Ginger and communicating with my architects I headed down to work and the 14:30 sailing,

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which pretty much coincided with low water at 14:45. Now low water was a predicted .7m above ‘chart datum’ . As you can see this does not coincide with Balfour Beatty’s chart datum or the end of the slipway 😦 Of course it is only a prediction and the high pressure can depress the tide more but there is a good 50mm of the pier base and the end of the slip showing there. None of which is a big deal in itself, but today ( Saturday 22nd Jan) was by no means a ‘low’ tide.


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No late sailing on Saturday meant that I got home early and managed to have a nice ‘Ginger pasta’ for dinner, Ginger, as in the boar and not the root 🙂

Today (Sunday) was pretty quiet on the ferry, but it did see me visiting the district nurse after the first sailing 😦 The minor puncture to a vein on my left wrist whilst skinning Ginger had produced a large bruise and the nurse had sent me off to hospital 😦

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The Doctor Mackinnon hospital in Broadford that is 😦

To cut a long story short, I will live, and I did manage to get back home home and not spend the night on an intravenous antibiotic 🙂

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Which was just as well because I’d have missed Molly and her five pups chilling in front of the fire 🙂



  1. Hi Paul,

    I made a visit to the old berth today about low water and it has now burst on the ferry side as far as i could make out. Maybe worth a pic?

    Comment by seumas — January 23, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

    • Good morning Seamas,

      never made it to the pier, did you get any pictures ?????

      Cheers, Paul

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — January 27, 2011 @ 6:14 am

  2. aha! we can all learn how to wean ravenous offspring by observing mollie’s methods: sleep high above them, out of reach.

    Comment by jeannette — January 24, 2011 @ 6:01 am

    • Morning Jeannette,

      yup, they have now swapped beds, Molly climbs into theirs out of reach and they sleep in hers 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — January 27, 2011 @ 6:15 am

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  4. Hi there. Are any of the puppies looking for a good home? I’m from Skye, but living on Mull now, and I have been looking for a Jack Russell puppy for some time now. If you could let me know that would be great. Thanks, Sarah.

    Comment by Sarah Anderson — January 25, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

    • Good morning Sarah,

      I’ll be in touch.

      Cheers, Paul

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — January 27, 2011 @ 6:16 am

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