Life at the end of the road

March 26, 2013

Something of a contrast

Filed under: daily doings — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 9:28 pm

Well this has to be a new location for posting, and one I’m unlikely to repeat,


the Portree medical practice Smile 

Not only that but I’ve already been from Raasay to Skye, from Skye to North Uist and back to Portree Smile It’s been a busy day so far and it’s not even 16:00. Sun pouring, well perhaps not sun, but certainly bright light through the bedroom window had me up before the 6:15 alarm and finishing off packing for my trip to Islay. Just like a holiday some thirty years ago I was getting excited about going to Islay for Easter on a Cal Mac ferry. Maybe excited is too strong a word but I was certainly looking forward to sailing down there on the MV Finlaggan and it beats the carp out of South Shields Smile

Funny where life takes you really, in a previous incarnation I’d have been counting the days to Easter and a long weekend of diving wrecks on some Scottish Isle. Now I’m a wreck myself and work for the same company that carried me and all my paraphernalia to the wild and remote places I love. Not only that but I get paid for it Smile

Anyways, I left the house this morning for my first ‘commute’ in over a fortnight that didn’t involve traffic lights Smile No, this morning it was ‘back to reality’ my reality that is.


A young stag and his companion being a far better sight than the morning traffic of South Shields Smile



The morning sun on the northern foot of Ben Tianavaig being far superior to the morning sun on the South Shields town hall Smile



A pleasant drive to Uig had me joining some more compatriots from Raasay on the Finlaggan,  some extra crew however meant that I’d been kicked out of my cabin Sad smile 


Though when I saw my new home with a porthole I wasn’t complaining, sadly it’s only temporary Sad smile



There was after all a little snow on North Uist, if you look very carefully you can see it Smile



However it was nothing like what some parts of the country were still being subjected to, as far as I know much of Arran is still without power and the news showed some serious stuff in Lancashire, Derbyshire and Cumbria Sad smile 



You wouldn’t think these pictures were taken on the same continent or at the same time!!

After a morning of helping ‘the Chief’ I ‘jumped ship’ at Uig to keep an appointment with the doc about my knee, hence the bloggin from here.

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As you can see there’s no sign of snow and the ‘pyromaniacs’ are out in force Sad smile


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Half a dozen heath fires visible in the sixteen mile drive and the fire brigade sirens audible as I type Smile



Anyway, that’s it, I have to see a lady about a knee Smile

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