Life at the end of the road

November 18, 2014

Eight weeks on

Filed under: daily doings, New hybrid ferry — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 11:26 pm

Already it’ll be 21:30 and in truth it’s bed I’m needing and not a rant so I’ll keep it brief.

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The day got off to a cracking start with me up at 6:00am and out feeding early,

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I’d much to do prior to joining Hallaig on the ‘Raasay service’. It was a full eight weeks since I’d been ‘on the route’ and I was quite looking forward to it, a month’s holiday, two weeks in dock and two weeks off had left me a little ‘disconnected’. Sure the boat was just the same but I’d missed the ‘craic’ with the passengers, crew and shore staff.

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Can’t trust anyone these days Smile

Anyway, it was off on the 8:55 to visit my parents

 

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luckily I’d set off early enough to take some pictures of the fine morning

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and the mountain that dominates my life. The Storr, as usual, looked magnificent,

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with Ballachurn and Ben Tianavaig coming in a close second.

The ‘wee dug’ and I managed to catch the ferry no bother and were soon on Skye and heading east.

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The ‘serious’ clam divers from MV Sarah starting their day on nitrox just as I began mine on codeine phosphate, methinks the oxygen rich mix would be better for me Smile 

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As is usual I was heading over to the mainland just prior to starting shift to visit my parents

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or at least half of them, my dad was in Dornie with excellent carers that give my mother a break a couple of days a week.

Also, as is usual, I was working on my mothers water supply,

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yet another one that provides a good wholesome supply of water that’s ‘not fit to drink’.

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I cleaned out the filters remade the dam and added an extra 700lt water tank for the garden.

Then I rushed back to the good ship Hallaig to start me ‘two weeks on’

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after the usual ‘in depth handover’ with my ‘back to back’, the most important part of which was the clearly labelled chicken curry Smile

 

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Then it was ‘business as usual’ as I settled into the on board routine

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on our ‘hi tech’ ferry.

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I’m not really into ‘hi tech’ Smile

 

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but sometimes you can’t help it.

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Anyway, it’s ‘time for bed’

 

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so I’ll leave you with Dun Caan.

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4 Comments »

  1. will need to send you some perkins mugs for your Tea
    what address will I send them too

    Comment by Duncan Boyle — November 19, 2014 @ 7:50 pm

    • Cheers Duncan arrived on Monday and now on Hallaig 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — November 26, 2014 @ 6:21 am

  2. I was browsing the web recently and came across this Spruce Stove, a rather fetching log burning stove that actually burns complete tree trunks via an elegant mechanism – http://www.sprucestove.com/ It puts a traditional wood burning stove to shame, if you’ve got the space

    Comment by Andy Poulton — November 21, 2014 @ 8:48 am

    • That is some mean stove Andy, ideal in a workshop but perhaps a little messy inside the house 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — November 26, 2014 @ 6:20 am


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