Life at the end of the road

June 30, 2011

More dolphins :-)

Filed under: animals, boats, daily doings — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 8:50 pm

Nothing tonight I’m afraid, already 21:30 and I’ve not had my bath yet so I’ll just stick some pictures on here and you can use your Imagination.

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I know it’s only a car park but it’s the car park at the end of the road and it has no scarp cars in it anymore just two brown patches where they’ve been for the last five years 🙂

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Today’s spectacle of bottle nose dolphins over by Braes

Dolphins at Braes

and a little bit closer!!!!!

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Too close in fact to fit in the camera lens, right beside the ferry, to the delight of the passengers 🙂

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Then up Loch Sligachan behind the Serene,

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Some of Raasay’s scrap going to the big car park in the sky yesterday,

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whilst some of Raasay’s forest went to the mill 🙂

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A rainbow over Scalpay

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and another over the Inner Sound taken from Tarbert.

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That lovely empty car park again 🙂



  1. No wonder I didn’t recognise the first picture to begin with – every time I’ve been to the car park at the end of the road it’s had the scrap cars there! I’m going to see big changes when I manage to get back to Raasay – the YH road with no forest? no scrap cars lying around? don’t know if I’ll manage a trip in the autumn (going to Canada soon so no trip to Raasay July/August) – just been told yesterday that I’m being made redundant – maybe I could come and open the YH all year!!

    Comment by francesp — July 1, 2011 @ 7:12 am

    • Morning Frances,

      we won’t be able to give anyone directions to the house now, we used to say “drive up to the pile of scrap cars and turn right” 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — July 2, 2011 @ 4:59 am

  2. Wonderful to see the dolphins but with the dolphins coming in so close there wont be any porpoises. I used to see them a lot when I was living in Raasay as a wee girl and then on our annual trips home during holiday terms. I long to get up and see the dolphins. Well done you for catching the snaps. Also well done whoever moved the scrap cars. The last time I was in Raasay I was so sad to see how neglected it had become so keep up the good work – whoever is doing it. Raasay is the most beautiful Island there is.

    Comment by seonagh53 — July 1, 2011 @ 9:21 am

    • It won’t be long before another load of scrap cars starts appearing on Raasay like a dose of boils I’m afraid She. That’s just they way it is, over the next year or two they’ll pop up like multi coloured festering spots all over the place until someone does something about it again 😦

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — July 2, 2011 @ 5:04 am

  3. Simply superb dolphin pix, Paul. Saved one as my desktop wallpaper. Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Lloyd — July 1, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

    • Morning Lloyd, glad you liked the pics 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — July 2, 2011 @ 5:05 am

    • Hi Yestosh, there’s actually room to park now and turn a lorry 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — July 2, 2011 @ 5:06 am

  4. Glad to see those eyesores in the car park have departed at last 🙂 Superb dolphin pics. All the best.

    Comment by yestosh — July 1, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

  5. Very exciting dolphin pics! And rainbows, too. Could you please shoot a pic of a dolphin jumping over the rainbow? We readers believe you can do anything!

    Comment by Flora — July 2, 2011 @ 1:55 am

    • Morning Flora,

      I’ll see what I can do but don’t hold your breath 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — July 2, 2011 @ 5:07 am

  6. Morning, Paul

    Can’t believe that those scrap cars have gone – together with the others. There were a couple opposite the old post office (not the one at the start of the Orchard road) at the top of the road at Inverarish and an old Land Rover on the top of the hill by the road to Eyre. Hope the council uplifted the various old cookers and things that were left out in different places.

    Hope the weather holds up there – it’s a clear, blue morning over Bacup!



    Comment by Sue — July 2, 2011 @ 7:50 am

    • Hi Sue,

      hopefully the price of scrap will encourage more people to dispose of their old cars rather than leave them to rot on the croft 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — July 2, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

  7. You know Paul in all this time, I have never seen a dolphin around Raasay! I think once when we were teenagers, we may have seen a whale round at Creagan Beaga or Camus Alba but memory is faint and I think most of the time we went around with our eyes shut to things like that. We were more interested in what talent was coming off the 4:30 ferry in the summer & who was going to be on Top of the Pops that current week when we used to congregate at Do’s (sp) & Seonag Chalum’s because they had a telly.

    Comment by Shelagh — July 2, 2011 @ 10:08 am

    • Good to have you back Shelagh 🙂 Aye when you’re a teenager your priorities are different hey, my mum and dad used to drag me up and down mountains in the Lake District when I was a lad and all I ever wanted to do was watch Batman and Dr Who 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — July 2, 2011 @ 9:58 pm

  8. Hi Paul,
    We always thought those car wrecks were yours 😉 .
    Great dolphin pictures!
    We would love to see them from your fine vessel.


    Comment by Leonard Fintelman — July 2, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    • If they’d have been my cars Leonard I’d have kept pigs in them 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — July 2, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

  9. Hi Paul … I’ve been off on holiday for the last couple of weeks and am just catching up on your blog (can you believe I’ve not had an internet fix for two whole weeks!!) … I’m so glad the scrap metal in your car park has disappeared, they were quite an eyesore … so just who left them there in the first place, or are you frightened to name names for fear of reprisals hehehe ?

    Comment by carina — July 10, 2011 @ 9:40 am

    • Morning Carina,

      I keep thinking that I’ve driven down the wrong road when I arrive home to Arnish. Those cars were there so long that they were becoming classics, another couple of years and they’d probably be worth a fortune. Only one more to go now, an old Metro round the corner 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — July 11, 2011 @ 5:08 am

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