Life at the end of the road

July 20, 2011

I thought our path was good :-)

Filed under: daily doings, food — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 9:43 pm

Almost 22:00 now, so this is going to be quick, it’s been a peach of a day and I’m worn out 😦 So worn out have I been of late that wifey made me an appointment to see the doctor today, well she’d have to because I’d never get around to it 🙂 So after feeding everyone this morning I headed down to the new clinic at School Park.

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Just missing the morning rush hour on the youth hostel road 🙂

The doc gave me the once over and told me that I was perfectly fit and no longer 30 but 55 and should slow down a little. I really need to get back on the ferry, this three weeks ‘holiday’ is killing me 🙂

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Of course no journey to the south end these days would be complete without a trailer load of beach stones for wifey’s path and whilst turning at the old ferry terminal I spotted this gull chick. Actually I spotted the mother little gull dive bombing me so went looking for her offspring and found it on the pier 🙂

Calling in at the Raasay stores for a few supplies I bumped into my mate Willie Eyre, who had also been path building.

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To say that I was most impressed would be something of an understatement, I just hope wifey does not want me to build one.

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Heading back up the road I saw that the ‘club’ were busy at the shearing in the big shed at Glame.

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Once home we transferred the beautiful beach stones and their incumbent shells to the quad trailer for laying on the path and went in for lunch.

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After lunch I took the boys out fishing,

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the first one being caught by this young chap

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and the next two by this one, he was not pleased 🙂


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for about five minutes 🙂

With the heads and tails for bait we went to haul the creels

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though two of them went back to put on a little more weight 🙂

That was about it really, I cut the lawn at last, cooked the lobster and made a marinade up for the two lithe (pollock) that I filleted ready for hot smoking tomorrow.

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I’ve left these overnight in the fridge in a brine made from salt, brown sugar and lemon juice,

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tomorrow I’ll dry them off and hot smoke them in oak chips for dinner with a wee lobster starter, it’s tough living ‘in the sticks’ 🙂


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