Life at the end of the road

November 11, 2021

More of the same :-)

Filed under: daily doings — Tags: , , — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 6:03 am

Well, that’ll be the first full day back on the Raasay route for me since September, between the dry docking and a month’s holiday it seems like a pure age since I was plying the Sound of Raasay aboard the good ship Hallaig. Though to be honest it hasn’t changed much, sure it’s darker and I arrive and leave long before  sunrise and after sunset. Sconser will not be seeing any sun now until February and there are far less tourists about but life at sea goes on Smile Though with a slightly different crew, we won’t all be back with our regular crews until next time I’m on shift as we will have all been on holiday by then. For the next fortnight at least I have the pleasure of different shipmates, it’ll just be the Captain and I from the regular crew. Just means we have to induct this crew on how to set the coffee machine to come on in the morning Smile

It wasn’t a bad day yesterday at least in the morning


I wish I could say it was like this all day.

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The relief crew came on board briefly at lunchtime to check for leftovers Smile After which we went for our lunchtime jaunt

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and still there is the odd magic mushroom coming up through the grass Surprised smile So I guess climate change is also extending the space cadet season Winking smile

Well it’s almost 6:00am now I suppose I’d better be thinking about bouncing down the road to work, seems like a fine morning with hardly a breath of wind


and little sign of the blow we were supposed to get last night


  1. Greetings from Westport Ireland, I’m enjoying checking my emails in the morning again thanks to your kind self. I’m not one for reading books but I could read your blog for hours and have done thanks for including photos and your sense of humour. great to have you back .
    regards Albert

    Comment by Albert walsh — November 11, 2021 @ 8:22 am

    • Hi Albert and welcome, it’s good to be back 😉

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — November 13, 2021 @ 6:00 am

  2. Hahahaaa…. space cadet season. Cracking shot at the start there. Stuck at home with a sick little lass who I’m sure faked it so she could watch You Tube and do art at home. Missed work but still got a lot done. Hope you’re sleep patterns will start to even out a bit fella.

    Comment by Matt — November 11, 2021 @ 7:29 pm

    • Woohoo Matt,

      that’s two nights in a row that I’ve slept right through until 5:30 with the alarm actually going off before I got out of bed.

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — November 13, 2021 @ 6:03 am

      • Now that is good news!

        Comment by Matt — November 13, 2021 @ 9:09 am

  3. Just a quick heads up:
    Amazon are currently selling:
    Wood’s rum for £20
    Trawler rum for £14.29

    Trawler was new to me, but, delivered today, it seems decent.

    Comment by San — November 13, 2021 @ 7:41 pm

    • Well spotted San, I’ll put it on my Christmas list 😉

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — November 14, 2021 @ 11:59 am

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