Life at the end of the road

March 18, 2019

Me, San Pellegrino and the wee dug :-)

Filed under: boats, daily doings — Tags: , , , , — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 8:33 pm

Well that’s me been in LA for thirteen nights and I’d normally be getting all excited tonight cos ‘only one more sleep’ Smile However I’ll be doing a couple of extra days to cover me ‘back to back’s’ lieu days. Not that that is a problem ‘yours truly’ will be well paid and I can think of worse places to be than Bonny LA. Give me Lochaline to Los Angeles any day Smile Seriously Lochaline has everything you need, a great wee shop, a petrol pump, a laundrette, a selection of drinking establishments and a ferry to Mull Smile There is also stupendous diving in the Sound of Mull and great fishing if you are that way inclined. Me, I just enjoy being here with the two dugs, some San Pellegrino and the knowledge that I’ll be well paid for doing something I love.

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I was stunned 12 months ago when I found San Pellegrino blood orange juice at the LA store and was gutted when I arrived here two weeks ago and found none to be had Smile Now, ‘far be it’ for me to assume that they got it in specially for me but when I went to the store the other day, there it was Smile My favourite juice of all time, OK, the company is now owned by some faceless multinational and the drink is full of sugar but I do love it, if only for the memory of times past. It was their spring water I used to be hooked on, apparently Leonardo da Vinci drunk it Smile Whatever, in my book it’s a gazillion times better than the American muck and that stuff ‘made from girders’ Smile

The shipping news

Now that was a good film/book but here are today’s movements.


NLB’s Pharos which looked like she had been servicing the Eilean Glas light in the Sound of Mull.


LOTI going to Lochboisdale on South Uist.

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The old ‘regular’ MV Loch Fyne heading for Mallaig


The venerable MV Isle of Arran and the MV Havgul


And now, @ 20:30 with ‘wee dug’ as me hot water bottle, I’m off to bed and a good book Smile


  1. You’ve got good eyesight if you can see the “MV Loch Fyne heading for Mallaig” from where you are.

    Comment by Ray (green van man) — March 19, 2019 @ 8:48 am

    • Well Ray, it was the MV Loch Fyne and it was heading from Craignure to Mallaig via Lochaline for a barrel of hydraulic oil. OK, the barrel got lost and she never actually turned into Loch Alainn but she certainly passed the entrance, which is where I took the picture 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — March 19, 2019 @ 7:16 pm

  2. Being paid well for doing something you love, you’re a lucky bugger Paul 🙂

    Comment by 63ian — March 19, 2019 @ 9:05 am

    • I know Ian, sometimes I pinch myself to make sure I’m no dreaming 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — March 19, 2019 @ 7:12 pm

  3. Are you sure where LOTI was heading for?

    Comment by Nigel Macleod — March 19, 2019 @ 4:54 pm

    • Not a boodly clue really Nigel, just what Admiral Woods told me 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — March 19, 2019 @ 7:11 pm

      • I thought LOTI was covering Clansman’s roster on Coll & Tiree , when Clansman was covering for Hebrides when she was at Aberdeen for overhaul. It’s Isle of Arran that’s on the Lochboisdale roster.

        Comment by Nigel Macleod — March 19, 2019 @ 7:21 pm

      • To be fair Nigel that’s probably what Admiral Woods and every one else told me, just me addled brain got me Arran and LOTI mixed up 😦

        Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — March 19, 2019 @ 7:31 pm

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