Life at the end of the road

August 25, 2012

Boy on Monday, eggs on Tuesday :-)

Filed under: animals, boats, daily doings, Trucks and plant — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 7:57 pm

I know it’s neither or even close, being as it’s only Saturday but already I’m worrying about forgetting to get the Dude ready for school and the eggs to the shop! Wifey is away yet again tomorrow and once more I’m in charge of the ranch, though this time she’s left me a freezer full of ready made dinners. Not that I expected it or even wanted her too but she did it on top of the gazillion and one things she does and I’m most grateful, good job, for my friends are away from the schoolhouse and I’ve run out of ‘Pot Noodles’ 🙂

Anyway it’s almost time to sail once more as its after 20:00 on Saturday and there’ll be little chance of bloggin once we leave the harbour.

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The longest day as usual started very quietly with just Dennis on the ferry 🙂


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Marine Harvest’s very capable aluminium catamaran ‘Ailsa Craig’ thundered past the Penfold rock buoy on her way to the fish farm to do some work.

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Is it a car or motorbike 🙂

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The number plate said Exeter but I doubt that the clutch would have made it that far 🙂 Probably came on a trailer.

Cooked clutch

That’s a Qudzilla clutch that’s done 200miles on the left in Feb 2009, the new one is on the right

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and here it is fifteen months and another 200 miles later  🙂

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After the new Ailsa Craig departed it was left to the much older but very serviceable Lady Gael to do the work 🙂

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The 13:00 ferry saw the arrival of the dexter bull for Donnie and Calum, well not actually them of course but their cows 🙂

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He soon settled in, for by the time we’d tied up the ferry he was happily grazing at Mill park with the cows. There’s a couple of these on wifey’s shopping list but I’ve put my foot down, not until the house is built :-) A ‘half size’ dual purpose breed from Ireland they’re very hardy and great mothers so not so hard on the ground as full size cattle.

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Wisely the kayakers stayed in the bay 🙂


That’s it for now, we’re at Sconser with an empty ferry but now I have work to do, so I’ll just leave you with a few of George Rankine’s excellent shots that have been lurking on my laptop for a week 🙂




Far better than the view from an office window hey 🙂



  1. finally made it to Skye today after a mammoth journey from South Yorkshire just realised what absolute southern softies we really are – hoping so much to make it across to Raasay at some point over the next week – having seen all your fantastic photos we need to see the real thing. I promise we’ll be good tourists!

    Comment by Lisa E — August 25, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

  2. Far better than the view from an office window hey
    Paul, the next nappy or other crap you find bin it, remind yourself of that line.

    Comment by mi — August 25, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

  3. Them Dexter sure do taste good as well Paul. My local pennine farm breeds and sells them and I do like a good Dexter burger 🙂

    Comment by Simon. — August 25, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

    • Ever though of getting a couple of japanese cows, I can’t for the life of me remember the breeds name they are quiet small but the meat sells for ridiculous prices.

      Comment by Yorkshire Miner — August 26, 2012 @ 6:53 am

      • Kobe beef, even tastier. You have to feed them on beer and massage them, I can’t see Paul doing that before work!!

        Comment by Simon. — August 26, 2012 @ 9:52 am

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