Life at the end of the road

March 22, 2019

Carping meself :-(

Filed under: boats, daily doings, food — Tags: , , , , — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 5:30 am

Well I’m almost home after a two week plus stint in LA Smile Much as I love Lochaline it’s environs and folk, I love home the best. I was relieved hours ago by my trusty ‘back to back’ and common sense would have dictated I stay there until tomorrow and drive north today. Sadly a desire to see the wife, croft, hoose and all things dear to my heart had me leaving LA at around 16:00. Not a good move due to the forecast and I have only myself to blame, for whilst I did have a nice drive home and called in at Kyle for a ‘Chinese’ I’m now stuck at Sconser with two terrified dugs. Leah is in the car and won’t come out and Molly is trembling at my side. Bits are flying of the caravan, the ferry probably will not run and the only person I can blame is myself. Still, the jacks are down on the van which is still firmly attached to the Subaru, so with a bit of luck we won’t blow over or into the sea Smile

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Sign says ‘disruption likely’ well ‘amen to that’ Smile

Sure I fully intended posting last night but manged to forget me ‘dongle’ so had no Internet, sure I had my employers Internet at the port but that cost millions and is carp whereas mine costs about a tenner a month and is pure amazing Smile

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Amazing tractor towing chipper that can demolish 2’ diameter trees!!!!

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Old bogie and mine entrance at LQS https://www.lochalinequartzsand.co.uk/

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Serious dumper at LQS Smile

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A wee walk along to the pontoons in Lochaline with the dugs.

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Fishermen and fish farmers in the Sound of Mull.

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Teuchters on tour and a ‘tight load’.

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‘Admiral’s chicken’ that’ll be Sandy’s chicken breasts basted in pesto, butter, cheese and bacon then served with oven chips, baked sweet potato and broccoli, awesome Smile

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Leah and Molly at feeding time, they have been great company Smile

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A Norwegian submarine transiting the Sound of Mull.

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Briggs Marine’s ‘Kingdom of Fife’

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FPV Minna https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Fisheries_Protection_Agency

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A very tidy looking tug called Strathfoyle at Lochaline West Pier, listed on AIS as Dutch built by Damen shipyards in Holland but actually ‘made in China’ Smile

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A fishing boat heading south and the Yeoman Bontrup heading north. The Bontrup is one of the two ‘worlds largest’ self discharging bulk carriers in the world at some 96000 plus GRT.

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Rare pics of MV Loch Linnhe at the LQS pier in Loch Alainn, she was just waiting there for Hallaig to load.

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