Life at the end of the road

September 7, 2012

Ten pm target :-)

Filed under: boats, daily doings, food, weather — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 8:53 pm

You wouldn’t believe judging by the photographs but it’s actually been a bonny bonny day, a bit damp to start with but after the initial half hearted attempt at rain it brightened up nicely.

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A ‘rainball’ Smile starting the days pictures off as it hung over Braes on Skye whilst Molly and I cruised southwards to work.

 

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Though by the time I’d got there it was already well underway

 

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our ‘fourth man’ putting the regulars to shame with his enthusiastic brush work Smile

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Skretting’s MV Valborg steamed north through the Raasay Narrows just prior to our 7:55 departure.

 

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Today’s culinary delight was dealt up by the ‘man from Gourock’, a fishy pasta number with prawns, toms, basil, garlic, chilli and a white wine sauce. I can’t give you the recipe because he made the sauce secretly last night so as not to bring the wine on the ship Smile

 

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A little painting was done, a lot of traffic moved and we finished off the scallops by frying them up with chorizo and serving them with garlic bread and a salad.

 

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Anyway, it’s almost 21:50 now and I’m determined to get to bed before 22:00 so goodnight Smile

 

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6 Comments »

  1. Jings you guys live well .. no great surprise really as some years ago the “pierhead parliament” which would gather whilst waiting for the pub to open on Saturday/Sunday mornings often led to the discussion of food, not what you’ld expect of a bunch of trawlermen!
    Got to admit though, even having travelled all over europe and beyond, some of the best meals I ever tasted have been aboard trawlers, often just good simple fare well cooked. Mind you, hard graft and a good appetite serve as a bonny sauce!

    Comment by Mike Cunningham — September 8, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    • Aye Mike, Willie Eyre and myself certainly dined well on the MV Conqueror, I remember once being in Portree as the MV Hebridean Princess was putting folk ashore http://www.hebridean.co.uk/our-ship.html One of the crew, attracted by the smell stuck his head in our little ship and said ‘they don’t get fed that well on the Princess 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — September 9, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

  2. Paul,
    I echo the above comment, the food you knock up sounds grand. Will keep you posted on the chilli when I make it. Think you could have a new sub section ‘recipes’, this may lead to LATEOTR cook book…………..
    Your ship is a bit like the Sidney harbor bridge, it is always being repainted.

    Comment by Arthur T Bomber Harris — September 9, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    • Hi ATBH,

      I could never write a cookbook, much as I’d love to, for I don’t measure stuff as a rule, I just kind of guess 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — September 9, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

      • That’s the way my dad does his baking Paul, handful of this two of that and a better cake you will never taste! His Rock cakes are the family favourite and it was no problem for us six kids to polish off an afternoons bake in a few minutes, if he wasn’t looking, Think it is something he picked up from Gran who managed to make some great grub for him as a kid during WW2, make do and mend worked for all sorts of things!

        Just back from a Weekend at Killin, so slowly catching up, great wee site, poor TV reception, slight mobile and no internet! Peace perfect peace lol!

        Comment by Thomson Caravans — September 10, 2012 @ 11:17 am

      • Morning Graham, I’m gonna spend next Saturday night just off the A9 at http://www.invermillfarm.com/Invermill/Welcome_to_Invermill.html ever been ??

        Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — September 15, 2012 @ 5:55 am


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