Life at the end of the road

June 25, 2013

On the telly :-)

Filed under: boats, daily doings, New hybrid ferry — Tags: , , , , , — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 7:33 pm

Not a very nice day today, which was a little contrary to the forecast and a shame really because it got off to a promising start when I awoke at 5:00am.


The golden glow from the east reminding me that it’s about time I went outside and cleaned my window Smile


It’s hard not to be enthusiastic when day starts like this, and today was no exception, a few hours later I joined a good portion of the ‘deckies’ in rolling some white gloss above the fo’c’sle.


Whilst we were being watched by the customers,


our captain was being interviewed by Christopher Blanchet of the BBC. It was  for the Scottish weather forecast at 18:50 tonight, which went out from Luskentyre beach on Harris.

Rain stopped play shortly afterwards so I spent the rest of the day with the emergency generator getting high on paint fumes Smile Well, it was hard not too, even with the doors and vents open it was quite wiffy Smile



Boats for the day included Louisa SY 30 rigged for creel fishing prawns by the look of it,



and the trawler Asteria BRD 250, my old boat was BRD 257.



Dunno what this one was heading south past Waternish point, but she was obviously empty.

That was about it really,


apart from these two pictures sent to me by my compatriot Kenny McArthur who just happened to be down the Clyde around the 15th of June.


The two new hybrid ships being built for CMAL moored at Ferguson’s ‘fitting out berth’. The one on the right our very own MV Hallaig and the one on the left the MV Lochinvar destined for the Clyde.

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