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.


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


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.


Can’t trust anyone these days Smile

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



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


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


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.


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’


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



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


on our ‘hi tech’ ferry.


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’



so I’ll leave you with Dun Caan.



  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 – 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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