Almost 21:00 now, I did try posting yesterday but it just didn’t happen. I’d like to say that it was because I was working hard or working late, but in truth, that would be a lie. My builder Lachie Gillies was doing all that, me I was just distracting him by talking.
He’d been doing some of the ‘smooth render’ and fitting scaffolding to the stone gable, me, I’d just spent the day trying to get some paint on Hallaig in between the wintery showers. I ‘kid you not’ there were even showers of hail on Skye
We chose the smooth render rather than the more traditional ‘roughcast’ after much deliberation. Firstly it’s far far easier to paint, a major consideration for old age and secondly we figured that it would contrast nicely with the natural stone gable. Anyway, we’re well pleased with the results so far.
Sorry, it’s 22:30 now, and one of the serious disadvantages of living in a caravan, the total lack of space, has left me watching ‘The second best exotic Marigold hotel’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Second_Best_Exotic_Marigold_Hotel so totally incapable of blogging for 90 minutes!
Anyway, I’m back, I’ve dried my eyes, had a glass of wine and am now totally focused (aye right).
A very busy harbour
So, where was I, well, judging by the pictures heading for work
That’ll be the ‘Golden cliff’, nesting place of sea eagles below the peak of Ben Tianavaig,
many is the clam that Willie Eyre and I have lifted from below there.
A little while later I was at work
along with four other craft, all of them pouring much needed revenue into the local coffers. Dunno about the MV Harvest Caroline II and MV Loch Bhrusda but the Hallaig pays around £400 a night to tie up on Raasay pier!!!
Once at work I made a valiant attempt at painting but every hour or so the heavens opened, the wind freshened and I scurried down below like a mole.
Life ‘went on’ on Raasay, a company called Horsebridge http://horsebridge.net/ came over and fitted a Tooway satellite dish https://www.europasat.com/landing-pages/tooway-satellite-broadband-provides-fast-internet/?mh_keyword=tooway&utm_source=google&gclid=COKy-KSl8sYCFSjJtAodz6YCdQ which is going to give us a ‘seamless’ reliable and fast internet connection on the ferry and at the terminals Aye right, ‘been there, got the book, video and Tee shirt’ satellite internet is pish.
The Raasay based FV Lustre landed prawns to Scotwest at Sconser.
That’s it, sorry, I’m off to bed!