A view on Fishing,Community and Life on the NW coast of Scotland

General organised mayhem at the Inn tonight. These nights can be difficult to work as the residents still have to be looked after and families fed in amongst a more raucous background. The annual raft race took place which attracts many regulars back to the area. The fishing competition takes place tomorrow. Considering the weather this morning everything went really well with a breeze for most of the evening and a bit of sunshine thrown in. The life boats from Kyle and Portree came over and anyone wanting a trip out headed off to Milton pier. Unfortunately the Search and Rescue helicopter which does a display was called out to attend to a broken leg on Ben Nevis.

While the life boats stood off the rafts headed down from Milton to the Inn. Convincing winners were the women from the boatyards, roads ,dykes and kitchens of Applecross.

Meanwhile ashore Aaron’s BBQ was well under way, featuring pulled pork rolls, peri peri prawns,halloumi skewers with beetroot pilaf and of course the kraken ice cream.

Music was provided by  Jigginaboot ,fiddle and strings outside and this was followed by The Coast Road Truckers and they were starting their second half as I was leaving. The party was well under way with the rums, lagers, gins and drams not touching the sides. Traditionally there are several hangovers for the Fishing competition on saturday.

Quite a few characters are around on the day Francis has not been home for a couple of days and Darren, who would believe he is a ruffty tuffty stone waller?

And behind all this was the amazing backdrop of The Inner Sound. It is no wonder that the saint Maelruah stopped off here. How could he have passed such an amazing place. In amongst all this was a film crew who were putting together a pilot for a potential TV series. Not sure what about but answered a question or two about the place while sampling one of Aaron’s kracken ice cream cones.

And finally with The Bahamas arriving on Wednesday and Chilean divers this weekend we are up to 64 visiting countries.


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