Life at the end of the road

March 14, 2011

Good job it was neaps :-)

Filed under: boats, daily doings, harbour, Land Rover, weather — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 6:22 am

Not going to be much I’m afraid, it’s 5:30am on Monday and I just want to scribble a few lines before my inane Nokia starts screaming “the time is five forty five, it’s time to get up” 🙂

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As you will be aware yesterday was my favourite working day, Sunday, and as usual I fed the pigs, again as is normal, I was amazed how much they’d grown since I last saw them on Tuesday. These two litters could not be more different, the eleven ‘spotties’ being curious, friendly and at times a boodly nuisance 🙂


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Bracken’s six Tamworth’s on the other hand are still very wary and skittery despite being older and having just as much attention. As you can see it’s getting a little muddy in front of there house so the swineherd made a bridge over that drain for them 🙂 Watching them crossing it was amusing to say the least 🙂

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Would you believe it I met a car on the road !!!!! twice in a week, that’s unheard of 🙂

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The snowline was quite distinct and contrasted unusually with the grass that was getting greener by the day at ‘Hector’s croft’ OK, I know it doesn’t look that spectacular, but it did 🙂

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The swell was building all day but fortunately it was neap tides so the gap between Goat Island and the Arduish never really opened properly so the swell was bearable. The ferry took a few big knocks against the pier and the customers had to time their exit off the ramp carefully to avoid wet feet but it was workable.

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The red square is at high water yesterday, about the same time the picture was taken,

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as you can see very little water was getting through the gap.

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After the first run and boat drill I got on with sampling the oil from the remaining fluid coupling, here’s the aft one, that’s the filler plug on the left. The ‘disc coupling’ between the fluid coupling and the gearbox has a number of spring steel plates sandwiched between it, three bolts hold it from the engine end and three from the gearbox. The idea being that it will flex ever so slightly if there is a tiny bit of miss alignment between the two.

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That was it really, we sailed at 16:00 and I went home at 17:00 🙂


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It was pretty fresh 🙂

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  1. I like the way the tree bows for your Landrover. reminds me of Thunderbirds.

    Comment by Lorenzo — March 15, 2011 @ 9:26 am

  2. Hey Paul, please stop apologizing for what you seem to think are inadequate posts… I think I speak for everyone who follows your blog by saying you could just put up a single picture and we’d all be happy. I, for one, really appreciate the effort you put into it. Reading your blog is something I look forward to very much, even when the posts are “inadequate”.

    Comment by Bob — March 15, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

    • Morning Bob, have I been apologizing again?? must try harder 🙂

      Thanks, Paul

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — March 16, 2011 @ 6:34 am

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