Life at the end of the road

September 29, 2018

More rainbows less rain :-)

Filed under: boats, pigs, shed/house, weather — Tags: , , , , , — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 6:27 am

On the face of it today’s forecast wasn’t as good as yesterday’s but it got off to a great start and just got better. Even the dogs had a spring in their step today and when we got back in from our 7:00am walk it was fully light and the first breakfast of last night’s baked potato fried up with an Arnish egg went down a treat. Fatally I didn’t go out straight away cos I kept getting distracted.

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Well you would wouldn’t you with a view from the breakfast table like this hey Smile 

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And it just kept getting better. Rainbows there may have been a plenty but the actual rain never really arrived and I managed to get well stuck into my shelter foundations.

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First job was to finish the shuttering then seal the smallest of gaps with expanding foam. Normally the foam wouldn’t be required but I’d be using the vibrating poker on this job to ensure a good bond into all the nooks and crannies. Whilst out side doing that I found a few good pieces of steel so hacked them up and threw them in the founds. Next it was down to the shore to drag up some reinforcing mesh to add into the founds.

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For this I had the company of our pigs who were quite clearly on heat Smile The wee beggars followed me all the way home then proceeded to eat my newly injected foam Sad smile

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Me, I got on with cutting up the mesh then mixing concrete, the vibrating poker turning the large cow pats of stiff and strong mix into a lovely soup that flows into all the voids and air spaces. Trouble is yer concrete don’t go anywhere near as far Sad smile Still it’ll be really strong.


The me of not that long ago would have kept going until I finished but with the distiller being home and hungry at around 15:30 I joined her for some lovely fresh haddock around 17:30 then cleared up the mess and came in just as the MV Albatross  was departing Portree.

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All lit up with the Trotternish ridge behind, it was pretty poor light by then and she was a long way away.

MS Albatros.jpg Better picture of the 1970’s beauty from Andreas Trepte on Wikipedia. Probably one of the last cruise ships of the 2018 I would guess, It’ll October soon.


So that’s it, almost 7:30 now and my plant beckons Smile


  1. Hi. I’m staying in Arnish cottage this weekend and I would love to see if the wild pigs? Are they friendly and where is the best place to see them? I absolutely love pigs!! Donna 🙂

    Comment by Donna Dingwall — September 29, 2018 @ 3:44 pm

    • Hi Donna, the wee darlings are due to be fed shortly so will probably be hanging around just out the back. If you just walk through that little gate at the back of the cottage (past the gas tank and to the right of the ruin) they should not be far away.They live in an old green oil tank to your right once you are through the gate. I’m just about to go back outside now into the shed but will call round at Number 3 when I go out to feed, I shouldn’t be long.


      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — September 29, 2018 @ 4:15 pm

      • Thank you!!!!!!!

        Comment by Donna Dingwall — September 29, 2018 @ 4:31 pm

  2. And I thought I did well almost fixing the wife’s land rover headlight wiring … almost

    Comment by Matt — September 29, 2018 @ 8:17 pm

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