Life at the end of the road

August 24, 2015

Could this be summer?

Filed under: boats, daily doings, shed/house — Tags: , , — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 8:44 pm

It’s gonna be a pretty lame effort I’m afraid , the shift 12 days in with only 2 to go but it’s been a hard one and I just plain can’t wait to start my months holiday Smile So without further ado and with very little inn the way of explanation here’s some pictures of what may well be the latest summer ever!

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A rare sight indeed, not just a yacht moored in Loch Arnish but one displaying the correct ‘day shape’ a single black ball ‘I’m at anchor’.


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Silage at last, about a month late!

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An early morning mist in Portree.

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A ‘wee dug’ glad to see her master, so glad she tries to bite off his leg every time he gets home from work.


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Hardly does it justice but that was a truly amazing sight, the sun immediately behind the Land Rover casting a rainbow halo around a shadow, onto a carpet of fog in the Sound of Raasay.


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Here’s the rest of the fog


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and here’s what it looks like tonight.

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The same ‘misty morn’ from Glame looking towards the Cuilins,

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and ‘burnt off’ just half an hour later.

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Raasay Community store’s new bike rack, courtesy of Robert Gillies and Willie Eyre Smile


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Portree Lifeboat ‘Stanley Watson Barker’ passing by Jackal Rock on the way to Applecross on Friday night.

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Friday night and Norman busy on the gable, I’m not saying he’s a grafter but I was wakened by the cement mixer at 5:30 am on Saturday Smile


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Oskaig silage on Saturday morning

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and the last ‘daylight’ Saturday sailing of the year, at least for me, by the time I return from holiday it’ll be dark long before 21:00.

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Tonight’s view from the living room of Sonas.



  1. Hi Paul
    Stunning photographs, many thanks for posting. Was on Skye last week, Wed to Fri. stunning apart from rain Wed pm! Popped into Sconser just after 4pm Wednesday, on way to Broadford, hoping to be able to say ‘Hi’ but Hallaig was about to sail, and it was absolutely pxxxxg down. Guy on slipway said you would be down below to. Sorry to have missed you. Skye was amazing, as ever. Did Trotternish, Loch Curisk trip with Seamus, Armadale, over couple of days. Will be back next year for more! Good luck with house, looking brilliant.

    Comment by Sally — August 24, 2015 @ 9:39 pm

  2. I don’t know how you’ll ever be able to drag yourself away from those stunning views from the new house to go to work!!

    Comment by Anne Macdonald — August 24, 2015 @ 11:43 pm

  3. A truly amazing sight indeed. It’s known as a Brocken Spectre. Sometimes seen in the mountains when conditions are perfect.

    House is looking great. See you in the spring.
    Green Van Man

    Comment by Ray Wilshire — August 25, 2015 @ 6:53 am

  4. Fabulous photographs, thanks Paul. And what a brilliant bike rack – simple, environmental, and no doubt very effective. I want one please!

    Comment by Carrie — August 25, 2015 @ 9:17 am

  5. Saw this and immediately thought of you. with Land Rover Defender production coming to an end, Autocar take a 20 year old Defender to the Outer Hebrides. Drive to Skye, ferry to the Outer Hebrides, drive about 2 miles through the Atlantic to the island of Vallay

    Comment by Andy Poulton — August 25, 2015 @ 2:29 pm

  6. Your “holiday” is likely well underway by now….hope your eye and hand heal before you work yourself ragged. Confident Sonas will be warm and toasty before the cold weather sets in.

    Comment by drgeo111 — August 30, 2015 @ 6:54 pm

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