Life at the end of the road

May 19, 2011

The vanishing forest

Filed under: boats, daily doings, weather — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 5:28 am

It’s 6:15 on Thursday morning and I’m just about to head for work, no effort yesterday due to an early night so I’m just going to bung the pictures on here and you can use your imagination 🙂

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They do actually repair the roads on Raasay, here’s the evidence 🙂

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Where did that forest go ??????????????

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Sunshine and showers was the order of the day 😦

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Though some had to earn a living 🙂


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Harvest Anne going south.

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Great weather for wind turbines and a pot of gold on the Jackal rock buoy.

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The wind and visibility were up and down all day 😦

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As were the rainbows 🙂

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More of this precious map later, I just stuck it on here then it wouldn’t get lost, at least now if my hard drive fails I won’t lose it 🙂



  1. Hi Paul

    How many of the coumtless potholes on Raasay’s roads do they think would be temporarily filled with that paltry amount of tar on the back of that pick-up? It is an example of the gross mis management and incompetance shown by Local Authorities – how long was the truck on Raasay as that amount of tar would have been lost at the foot of School Brae!!

    The cost of sending that pick-up and a couple of men to lay that tiny amount of tar would be ridiculous!

    Is it any wonder the coucils have no money!!

    Rant over!

    Hope you’re all well


    Comment by Phil — May 19, 2011 @ 6:53 am

    • Phil, KC, that’s nothing they usually take most of it back 😦 The council have stopped sending the skip lorry over once every six weeks because it’s too expensive on the ferry at £97 (bear in mind that most of that is pier dues that they get back) yet they send this pick up over every fortnight for around the same price to take a couple of barrow loads of tarmac over to Raasay and then take half of it (or more) back. Having said that this week at least 90% got deposited on Raasay, which in some ways is worse, I mean why are they taking any back 😦 Why don’t they send the friggin skip lorry over full of tar and get someone on Raasay to fill the friggin holes.

      I despair

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — May 19, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

      • Which way is that truck heading Paul? To or from Raasay? If the shadows are anything to go by it is heading south and so away, unless you were in the wheelhouse making the Striven go in circles 🙂

        Comment by Phil Cook — May 20, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

      • Heading east towards Raasay Phil at 9:30am to depart at 14:30, I mean what is the point, when you remove lunch, sailing time and tea break, that’s around three hours on Raasay with a load that could have gone in the boot of a car for less the twenty quid instead of on the back of a pick up that cost almost as much as the skip lorry. I despair 😦

        Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — May 21, 2011 @ 7:47 am

  2. Paul, you have forgetten to put an X on your map, how am I supposed to find the treasure now when I visit in 2 weeks time!!

    Comment by Simon — May 19, 2011 @ 9:59 am

  3. Did you see Raasay Hall in this item

    Comment by Norrie Morrison — May 19, 2011 @ 6:24 pm

  4. Phil beat me to it. A one-pothole load! Such forethought…

    Comment by Kingdomcat — May 19, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

  5. Your first picture made me smile Paul.
    Years ago when we had the cottage south of Glenelg we very often used to go over on the ferry to Skye. Very often too we used to see a road mender who went round filling potholes with tarmac taken from the boot of his car. On the back of his car was a notice saying Foxy 1.

    Comment by Rienza — May 19, 2011 @ 8:40 pm

  6. Was that ‘Foxy’ who used to look after the airstrip at Broadford and put the landing lights on when a plane was due?

    Comment by Carole & Finnie — May 20, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

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