Life at the end of the road

January 4, 2022


Filed under: daily doings — Tags: , , — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 9:31 am

Well, that’s it, the holiday is over and I’ll be back aboard MV Hallaig this afternoon for my ‘fortnight on’. Just 7:30AM now and I have poked my head outside, fully expecting to find the ground covered in snow or hail. Well that was the forecast and something was ratting my windows through the night.


Well, whatever it was it’s gone and there’s no sign of any of the white fluffy stuff around the house. Not that I can actually see very much cos it’s ‘black as the fire back’ outside, despite a clear starry sky. Apparently it’s 2 degrees outside but the wind that’s been howling all night from the north west makes it feel more like –3 and I’m in no rush to go back outside and confirm that.

Almost 9:00AM now, pretty much fully light and just back in from feeding the pigs, there’s plenty I could be doing outside prior to going back to work but I can’t say I’m enthusiastic.

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The shallows around Grian a Sgeir are a maelstrom, Skye has a cold white dusting and it’s boodly Baltic outside. Ross is still home from Uni so I’ll leave the ‘to do’ list in his capable hands, along with the shopping and cooking for a week Smile


Well it’s certainly a contrast to yesterday’s weather and whilst the wind was in the same quarter it didn’t have anything like today’s attitude.

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So, having seen a few sheep recently on the wrong side of a fence I went for a ride over the South Arnish hill towards the fence and walked it’s precipitous route towards the south shore of Loch Arnish.

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Finding a damaged section, I made a mental note to return with a length of Ryloc to repair it but it won’t be today Smile Quite apart from it being too cold, I need to get some new tyres for my quad before I attempt that particular journey again Smile And now with 9:30 approaching fast, I’m gonna tear myself from the kitchen table, get wrapped up and venture outdoors Sad smile


  1. The cold clear weather does make for nice photography. Whatever camera that is your using.

    Just seen the price of half decent Quad tyres these days. Explains why my mates Gator is on slicks 👀

    Comment by Matt — January 5, 2022 @ 10:31 am

    • Aye Matt, lookin’ at about £400 for a decent set and £250 for dubious ones, last ones I bought were about £50 each. They have to be the hardest type of tyre to change too, give me a huge JCB tyre any day rather than a wee, soft, fat quad jobby any day.

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — January 5, 2022 @ 8:25 pm

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