Life at the end of the road

September 5, 2019

Chim, chimney, chim, chimney, chim, chim, cheroo :-)

Filed under: boats, daily doings, food — Tags: — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 8:07 pm

Thursday already and it just seems like I’ve just started work, not been there for two and a half days! The weekend is almost upon us and I cannot say that I’ve actually done much other than a little ‘chimney sweeping’ Smile Well not so much a lumb as the vent for the sewage tank, which got a little blocked of late, not seriously but enough to ‘slow the jobbies down’ Smile

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I kinda suspected something was amiss when I felt rather a lot of ‘positive pressure’ from one of the drain plugs that I removed. No water came out of the plug but plenty did when I opened up the pipe itself.

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Some work on this section removed rather a lot of gunk but I suspected the main blockage to be around the next 90 degree bend where the pipe heads up through three more decks to exhaust stacks.

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Sure enough, it was blocked solid with flakes of rust but a combination of the rods and Charlie the hoover sorted it. Oh the joys of working with the sewage tank Smile

A long way from home

Aside from the chimney sweeping it’s been pretty regular on the work front, a busy Tuesday and Wednesday led us into a quieter Thursday. The miserable August gave way to a slightly better September but still nothing ‘to write home about’. I think it’s just down to your luck where the showers land, some of them have been pretty brutal but some missed us entirely.

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The ‘wee pier’ was still blessed with a few boats but the summer fishing creels were being brought in by at least one fisherman.

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Fine project for someone with a lot of time and patience Smile tel 07855 179778

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Glamaig with its ‘hat’ on.

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Someone a long way from British Columbia, apparently he’s done some 79,000 kilometres on it!!!!!

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Someone else a long way from home, well Tarbert Loch Fyne Smile that must have been taken when the sun was out.

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Another fine meal by Ross Camilli, baked veg and smoked salmon, I really am gonna miss his cooking when he goes back to uni Sad smile

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Methinks the ‘wee dug’ will too, she’s gonna have to spend more time in the car Sad smile

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25% of the crew ‘hard at it’ Smile 

A busy boat

The MV Volt Processor was back alongside again after another day at the Moll fish farm.

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There is some serious hardware on the very capable looking craft, fish pumps, cranes, grading equipment and I guess it’ll be fitted out for de lousing too.

Well, that’s it, I’m off to bed, it’s 21:00 and I’m shattered with another of young Camilli’s fine meals inside me Smile

3 Comments »

  1. British Columbia?! I was not expecting that.
    As someone from the next province over, I must say that I am jealous! I was lucky to spend time in your area in 2013, and I think it’s the most beautiful place on the planet.

    I really enjoy your blog, Paul. I especially like the photos of Skye and the surrounding scenery. I hope to get back there again someday, but for now I’ll live vicariously through blogs like yours. 🙂

    Comment by Kathleen — September 5, 2019 @ 8:32 pm

    • Welcome aboard Kathleen.

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — September 6, 2019 @ 5:06 am

  2. Hi Paul – haven’t looked in here for a while but glad to see you’re still posting your “daily doings” – keep it up! ATB Neil

    Comment by neilking — September 14, 2019 @ 5:48 pm


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