Life at the end of the road

May 2, 2015

May!! more like January :-(

Filed under: boats, daily doings, shed/house — Tags: — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 7:39 pm

Well, my favourite month has arrived, there is the odd rhododendron trying to catch the occasional bee but the lambs are not getting a great start to life. It is in short boodly freezing, sure it’s dry, or at least it will be until tonight, and great if you can find a sunny spot out of the wind. However this bitter north wind blowing over an ice cold Sound of Raasay means it bally Baltic at sea.

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Yesterday I awoke to the hardest frost of the winter and it was the 1st of May!!!!! even the water in the caravan had almost frozen and I had to boil a kettle to shave.

That’s all supposed to change in a few hours right enough with this east wind heralding a gale  carrying rain on its back. Still, I’m not caring, my ‘bunker’ is taking shape Smile


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This will be the ‘plant room’ for the thermal store, heat pump and MVHR unit, I called it the bunker on account of that slit for poking a rifle out of Smile Hmmmmmmm methinks I need another window


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and ‘voila’ one appeared, another one from at a ridiculously cheap price, this time a Nordan one.

Another Ferguson built ship

It’s that time of year that the ‘Northern Lighthouse Board’ service the navigation buoys so we had a visit from the NLV Pole Star

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There was also a cameraman on board


who photographed us, sadly I don’t know who he is to credit him.


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Despite all the snow, it wasn’t always wintery

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some of my commuting was in beautiful sunshine and yesterday saw my best solar PV production of the year.

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Probably what conned these flowers out on the unsuspecting ‘rhodies’ Smile



  1. Hope the rhodo blooms haven’t all gone by the time we come to Raasay in early June. It is always so good to see them in full bloom.
    It has been cold and wintry here in the Pennines too.
    All the best for a successful finish to Solas.


    Comment by Sue — May 2, 2015 @ 8:02 pm

    • Morning Sue, they’ll probably not all be out at this rate 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — May 3, 2015 @ 7:01 am

  2. Cant wait to see your house finished ,love the works so far

    Comment by Duncan Boyle — May 2, 2015 @ 8:26 pm

    • Morning Duncan, yes, it’s great to see it taking shape from the caravan 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — May 3, 2015 @ 7:00 am

  3. Happy Birthday Paul, Hope you’ve booked the day off. All the Best and if your an SNP person you’ve got plenty to celebrate.

    Comment by Polite Scouser — May 8, 2015 @ 4:25 pm

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