Life at the end of the road

August 24, 2012

Just a few lines :-)

Filed under: daily doings — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 9:02 pm

I was going to head off to bed right now, it’s only 21:00, just been in the house over an hour, demolished a chicken curry and am half way through sharing a lager shandy with wife and child Smile It’s been a busy wet and mainly miserable day on the ferry but completely different up here, wifey said it didn’t start raining until 15:30 and even then it was just drizzle. By comparison we’ve had oilskins on most of the day due to heavy showers and my feet were soaked, necessitating regular rotation of warm socks from on top of the port generator Smile 


Leaving home this morning gave no clue as to what lay ahead further south, indeed it was a beautiful both here and over on Skye with the early morning sun bouncing off the Trotternish Ridge.


And daft young deer bouncing ‘over the purple moor’ Smile

Friday, as usual was a mass exodus amplified by an ‘ambulance run’ one that had us turning back to Sconser whilst half way over to Raasay.


Mixed in with, and adding to the busy deck was ‘Craig’s forklift’ It’s probably not Craig’s and is a little larger than your average forklift but this Manitou telehandler and its driver have almost single headedly rebuilt Raasay House Smile OK, that’s a little exaggeration and disrespectful to the many craftsmen that did and the manager that organized it, but!!! The last crowd had a tower crane, a mobile crane and a forklift too and still managed to make a mess Smile  Mansell Construction did it all with this and the site is always tidy Smile




Sunny Holm island on Thursday morning heading to work,


a pool of sunshine on the Applecross peninsula taken from Brochel on the way home.



The Stornoway rescue helicopter heading east at around 18:30 on Thursday.



  1. Funny how the weather can be so different only a matter of a mile apart, the thunder storms of late here at have had lightening dancing all around us with flash floods and debris all around. Yet this little enclave has had nought but showers..

    Comment by The Peoples Republic of Northumbria — August 24, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

  2. wow, Paul, the zoom on your new camera is impressive … you’re making me very jealous

    Comment by cazinatutu — August 24, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

  3. Thanks paul, love geting the blog although i was thinking of new lap top but you have totally put me off, but do love your camera as your pictures are fantastic wish i had a mum like yours!!!

    Comment by — August 24, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

  4. Paul, I caught you from the air reversing the Land Rover off the ferry on Sunday PM in a few photos at the South end of Raasay. Soon as I can I wll get afew sent by email to you. Amazing co incidence that we flew over at that exact time .

    Comment by Gary Brindle — August 26, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

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