Life at the end of the road

November 14, 2021

6:00 and all is well :-)

Filed under: animals, boats, daily doings, for sale, New hybrid ferry — Tags: — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 10:45 am

Aye, it is Smile well, actually it’s 6:30 now and I’ve been  outside to greet the fine morning whilst I was on my way to my big freezer to dig out some stores for the week ahead at work. Though why I actually need a BIG freezer is a bit of a mystery really, cos I’ve an under the counter one in the kitchen and I do live alone, well almost Smile


Bonzo and Molly are still in bed, they unlike me having little trouble sleeping Smile Though having said that, I have at last started sleeping right through until the alarm goes off. Well I did one day at least but the other two I was actually in bed when it went off, if not actually asleep. Today being Sunday I don’t actually need an alarm but even so it was 5:55 before I awoke to find myself wedged in by two dugs.

This ‘messing around with clocks’ really does feck me up Sad smile Luckily I’ve had neighbours who have been dealing with the pigs so at least they’ll be getting fed on time. Me, I’ve been virtually coming in from work and going straight to bed being too tired to do anything. Luckily normality is gradually being restored and this morning I’m feeling, well like it is morning and not the middle of the night.

So I find myself this fine morning with a little time on here before setting off for work on the good ship Hallaig.


The first week back


The ‘office’ is certainly looking spic and span after her annual service and MOT Smile


An additional crew member being our very own ex purser Finlay, now promoted to ‘Pool Skipper’ and no he’s not asleep, it’s just a pish photograph Smile


Some VIP’s arriving at Raasay House the other day Winking smile


A group of shags drying off their wings during one of the brief periods of sunshine, not that there is much of the stuff at Sconser in the winter.


Back to walking the dugs at lunchtime once more this time up at the Home Loch which has had a lovely path made around it.

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It looks a bit of a war zone after the forest was cleared a couple of years back but already the new growth is starting to push through. Pretty soon it’ll look far better than the oppressive plantation it replaced.


Free to good home

The Egg Chariot is needing a new home if anyone wants it? No MOT, needs an exhaust, brake discs, done a million miles, free to uplift from Sconser.


  1. I’m glad that sleep is getting back to where you want it.

    And yes, can we stop messing with the clocks by 1h when even in London day length changes 8h between the two ends of the orbit. I’m close enough to Greenwich to want us to be on GMT/UTC permanently, but I’d live with BST (ie +01:00) fixed if necessary!



    Comment by Damon Hart-Davis — November 14, 2021 @ 11:32 am

    • Aye, Damon, I’m the same I don’t care what they do, just leave them alone. I think that’s me finally done all the clocks and timers today. Finally got around to altering the computer on the Hallaig, my inverter is only right during the winter months anyway 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — November 14, 2021 @ 11:57 am

  2. I’ve no doubt that you know that the Landward crew have been filming for BBC Scotland on Raasay Paul. There was a snippet on this week’s programme about the hotel and home farm and next week’s programme is a whole half hour about Raasay.

    Comment by glenelgadventure — November 14, 2021 @ 12:48 pm

    • thanks for that … just watched it

      Comment by Caroline — November 14, 2021 @ 3:51 pm

  3. Just trying to justify picking up a motor that’s more than a little out of my area just for an excuse. Mind you with the price of diesel I might think twice!

    Thanks for the shot of the info board and indeed for sharing your day with us. Mines dull… day two of fixing the nightmare wipers and trying to seal some leaks so my wife doesn’t keep getting wet feet!

    Comment by Matt — November 15, 2021 @ 1:11 pm

    • Aye Matt, well the Egg Chariot has gone to Rhum so you’ll be pleased that decision is now out of you hands. Wipers, don’t talk to me about boodly wipers. My fast speed has never worked in over twenty years, so with the truck in a million bits I fitted a new Shitpart one. That lasted about 10 minutes before dying so I refitted the old one. Which of course died on Friday night when it was pishing down, luckily I’ve an abundance of vehicles to get me to work. You just can’t own 1 if you have a Land Rover hey. How else would you get about when it broke down 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — November 15, 2021 @ 7:50 pm

      • Ahhh that’s a shame … well not really but it would have been a laugh!

        I now have three out of action Land Rovers. True one is in bits, another is just off the road whilst I wait to get it sold but this one is just annoying me. I was going to put it back together after inspecting the wiper motor (taking it to bits cleaning bits and greasing others) and now the relay is making a noise akin to a pig on its honeymoon when the wipers come to rest on the intermittent stetting. I have no idea what the hells happened there!

        Comment by Matt — November 16, 2021 @ 3:43 pm

  4. Just watched this week’s Landward programme on BBC Scotland and if that doesn’t bring tourists to Raasay then nothing will Paul. I expect the island will be very busy next year and who can blame them for wanting to see its splendour. I guess that’s why you had visitors arriving in the helicopter.

    Comment by glenelgadventure — November 18, 2021 @ 9:28 pm

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