Life at the end of the road

April 22, 2011

The early Easter bunny :-)

Filed under: animals, daily doings — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 5:31 am

I was really beginning to regret the ‘number 2’ haircut wifey had given on Wednesday as it was so cold that the gloss paint I was using on the Loch Striven was like treacle. Thursday however made up for it six times over and the sun warming my head was a treat indeed. In fact the whole day was a treat, right from leaving Arnish a little earlier than usual with the boys gun. I’d already shattered the tranquil valley’s peace at home with my shotgun in a fruitless pot shot at some crows but my boys gun is silent and for targets that don’t move 🙂

I keep going on about how impressed I am with this little CO2 powered gun but it really is deadly up to 25yds and I’ve shot more meals with it than all my other ‘proper guns’ put together.


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Wednesday may have been a beautiful morn but Thursday had it beat hands down,

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Loch Arnish and the Sound of Raasay looking like a sheet of glass, which may be beautiful but it’s been like this for a few days so the wind turbine is not doing very much 😦

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Loch Arnish may have been beautiful but Brochel castle and the Inner Sound had it beat hands down on this spring morning. It also provided me with Fridays dinner 🙂

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Shooting the rabbit was not the only delay as I headed south,

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I kept stopping to admire the wildlife, though I did miss a photograph of the first lapwing of the year at Glame.


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Yes, I know the horizon of Holoman Island and Ben Tianavaig is a little squint but by now I was in a bit of a rush to get to the ferry 🙂

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The day being very busy with some interesting traffic 🙂

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Anyway, that’s it I’m afraid, the day was long and busy, I arrived home around 20:15 and went to my bed shortly afterwards. it’s now 6:25 and I’m off to work on what looks like being a very ‘Good’ Friday 🙂



  1. Good morning

    What was the blue & white ship wandering up and down on Wednesday morning? Looked quite tidy, was it looking for a prop?


    Comment by Quarryman — April 22, 2011 @ 7:35 am

    • Morning QM,

      that would be the ‘Alba na Mara’ the fisheries research vessel, dunno if it was ‘prop hunting’ but it was certainly towing something.

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — April 23, 2011 @ 5:22 am

  2. stunning pictures you take, keep them coming

    Comment by Lesley & Alex — April 22, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

    • Hi Lesley and Alex,

      glad you’re enjoying the pics 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — April 23, 2011 @ 5:22 am

  3. Hi Paul … the photo of the tractor and JCB really highlights the limited capacity of the ferry … you really need the bigger vessel for times like this … when is it due to arrive ?

    the sea is as calm as a millpond and incredibly blue

    Comment by carina — April 22, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

    • Hi Carina,

      our new hybrid ferry should be in service 2013

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — April 23, 2011 @ 5:25 am

  4. I didn’t know that about paint and the cold. Fpu takes it for granted the paint she is using on bits of the Reaper are like treacle, because they’ve been around for a while! The non-slip deck paint is like thick porridge, but very satisfying to slather on…

    Comment by Kingdomcat — April 22, 2011 @ 8:21 pm

    • Morning KC,

      the non slip deck paint can be like cement 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — April 23, 2011 @ 5:27 am

  5. Hi Paul.
    Well we’ve had a fantastic day even the Local northwest Tv station reported people are hitting the roads looking for the sun, she’s having a Larrrfff the countrys flooded in sunshine. And then the thunder and lightning. How did you fair in Raasay.My mother use to say never cast a clout until Mays about’ as I’ve seen Snow in Loch Etive in May before today. Hope you all have a good Easter Walter.

    Comment by Polite Scouser — April 22, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

  6. Hi Paul, beautiful pictures I’m now living back in newcastle and seeing the pics just make me want to pack up and move back 😦 hope your well.

    Comment by lucie — April 26, 2011 @ 2:14 am

  7. Hi paul how sad I am to hear of Davies Stuart death he was an amazing man and will be missed dearly. He was a good friend to me on raasay and I enjoyed his company imencely

    Comment by lucie — May 7, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

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