Feels a little more settled over the last couple of days although I am sure some one some where will have some thing to say that will jolt me out of any complacency. Taken Dougal and the family up the glen the last couple of mornings and he has had a great time charging about the moors and over by the river. As there have been no deer about I have been able to let him race around and occasionally catch a glimpse of his white coat racing amongst the heather. Both him and his mum, Eildh, love rodent hunting. She has a lot of terrier in her and between them they create havoc in the undergrowth. The weather has been very unsettled, making fishing a non starter this week. Rain yesterday but beautiful sunny day especially this morning. On the way back the corrie above the second plantation was eye-catching with its crevice and shadows in the low sun.
On the way home as the breeze was increasing I called into the shop and went round by Camusteel. Down by the shore, the tide in and even in the shelter of the bay there is a bit of surf coming in on the shore. The contrasts of this place always strikes me. Half an hour before I was walking down an isolated glen and now this seascape is around me.
Went to the Inn this evening and did not expect to stay long as there were only two rooms booked and another three out for dinner. Turned out that we sat down for a meal with Kenny, Jill and Joe, wonderful ox tail and garlic dumplings. Even with so few people in the satisfaction level was high. Got talking to a couple from the south of France and the lady’s description of her family run resturuant made you want to head off there. It was down in the south-west in a little village ,5 kilometers from the sea, which you could see from their place. A family run establishment with a traditional french style of cooking, small menu open for lunch and again for dinner, fresh local produce,menu changing each week depending on what was available. Robert made them an excellent seafood platter which brought the highest praise. Although they had been in Scotland for 10 days they had never come across anything like it. Many photos were taken. Not long after, the conversation had spread across all three tables with guys from France, Lincolnshire, Applecross and Cumbria exchanging pleasantries. So good to be a little part of it.
Company work continues with Alison involved in a telephone conference yesterday morning discussing the possibilities of increasing the kilowatt out put of the hydro scheme and found it very stimulating. Today there was a meeting to discuss the CBS link up and to see how that was going to progress with our own community broadband aspirations.