Life at the end of the road

March 18, 2019

Me, San Pellegrino and the wee dug :-)

Filed under: boats, daily doings — Tags: , , , , — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 8:33 pm

Well that’s me been in LA for thirteen nights and I’d normally be getting all excited tonight cos ‘only one more sleep’ Smile However I’ll be doing a couple of extra days to cover me ‘back to back’s’ lieu days. Not that that is a problem ‘yours truly’ will be well paid and I can think of worse places to be than Bonny LA. Give me Lochaline to Los Angeles any day Smile Seriously Lochaline has everything you need, a great wee shop, a petrol pump, a laundrette, a selection of drinking establishments and a ferry to Mull Smile There is also stupendous diving in the Sound of Mull and great fishing if you are that way inclined. Me, I just enjoy being here with the two dugs, some San Pellegrino and the knowledge that I’ll be well paid for doing something I love.

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I was stunned 12 months ago when I found San Pellegrino blood orange juice at the LA store and was gutted when I arrived here two weeks ago and found none to be had Smile Now, ‘far be it’ for me to assume that they got it in specially for me but when I went to the store the other day, there it was Smile My favourite juice of all time, OK, the company is now owned by some faceless multinational and the drink is full of sugar but I do love it, if only for the memory of times past. It was their spring water I used to be hooked on, apparently Leonardo da Vinci drunk it Smile Whatever, in my book it’s a gazillion times better than the American muck and that stuff ‘made from girders’ Smile

The shipping news

Now that was a good film/book https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shipping_News but here are today’s movements.

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NLB’s Pharos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NLV_Pharos which looked like she had been servicing the Eilean Glas light in the Sound of Mull.

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LOTI going to Lochboisdale on South Uist.

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The old ‘regular’ MV Loch Fyne heading for Mallaig https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Loch_Fyne

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The venerable MV Isle of Arran and the MV Havgul

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And now, @ 20:30 with ‘wee dug’ as me hot water bottle, I’m off to bed and a good book Smile

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