Life at the end of the road

February 10, 2012

Something of a contrast :-)

Filed under: daily doings — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 6:28 am

You would think we were on a different plant today, well actually yesterday as it’s now 6:00am on Friday. Thursday was yet another busy day, not so much in traffic but more on the engineering side with continuing work on the ships hydraulic system.

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None of the gales and rain of yesterday, in fact completely dry, hardly a breath of wind and mild as a spring morn, well perhaps not quite so mild on the Cuilin 🙂

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Funny how I couldn’t hold the camera straight today but managed fine in yesterdays storm 🙂

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What a difference a day can make.

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Anyway I spent most of it ‘running around like a blue ar5ed fly’ assisting the hydraulic engineer and our EIC (engineer in charge)

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well more a case of cleaning up after them than any actual ‘work’ 🙂

Though I did manage to start making up some new ‘busbars’ for the different sized emergency battery bank that had just arrived.

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A 28mm piece of copper pipe hammered flat then folded in half was about as far as I got but I’m working on it. Anyway it’s 6:25 now, time to go and count some piglets then head south for work 🙂



  1. Paul what’s the firm buggering about at.
    why wasn’t it done in the dock yard? Most likely two engineers sent up from Glasgow at I don’t know what expense, I presume the hydraulics are part of the loading and unloading ramps, so I could be wrong and it is something you have reported after the boat came back. A good solid vice you have got there on the boat, but I prefer the one you have got at home those quick release lever saves lots of work. I brought the one my Dad had had for over 60 years back here too Holland still works a treat, mine has got a nice square flat metal piece just behind the jaws great for flatening stuff on. A good ball pane hammer too not like those bloody square shaped thing you buy here never seem to have the right balance, grouse over.



    Comment by Yorkshire Miner — February 10, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

    • “Paul what’s the firm buggering about at.” 🙂 🙂 I’m saying nothing Dave My vice came from the ‘English Electric’ company in Clayton some 45 years ago and is still as good as new 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — February 12, 2012 @ 7:59 am

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