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.


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



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



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


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



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



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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  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 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 ever been ??

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

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