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

Who Mentioned Spring?

It is very windy and the only item on today’s agenda was off down to Toscaig to measure the fiefdom/croft for a Species Rich Grasslands ploughing and planting in May hopefully. Went down with Robert and he left happy with the prospect of enough off cuts for the rest of his raised beds. Dougal loved Toscaig, maybe a little too much, as he tried to say hello to the Soay sheep and ended up taking his first shower…was not impressed.

Soil engineer and Duncan on the other part part of the croft and  if all goes well there will be three new houses going up in the next couple of years. Lots of life in the Old Place yet. Wind direction still with just enough westerly in it to take the edge of it coming into the moorings. Not good seeing your £60/70,000 bobbing up and down on the end of a bit of rope and a shackle. The wind is forecast to swing round to the NW and that is our bad one especially at high water.IMG_1355



Not a patch on the wave sizes further north and west but big enough for me. Nice to see glimpses of the sun in between the showers. Yesterday the Hill was blocked for a time and although the weather was poor and mid winter there were still 25 customers in for food and drink at the Inn before 2pm. There is always a debate at this time of year about businesses shut down, I suppose that is one of the markers for the Inn ……everyone knows it is open all year round. Difficult for small places to offer a service when more often than not you make a loss for 2/3 months in the year but once a reputation is established it is surprising the “off season” trade that comes along.

Comments on: "Who Mentioned Spring?" (8)

  1. Good photos Ali,makes me want to sell up and move back to Achiltiebuie.

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      Long time Torquil…Seeing your email address its been too long, promise myself I will stop off, usually heading to somewhere on the way east and going west I want to get home. I take it you are still at Tore…not that good for berries on the west.

  2. Not Euan,should have been Torquil

  3. Good pics makes me want to move back west.

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      Getting to know one or two people up that way through community company circles

  4. Yes,still at Ryefield just past the filling station come in anytime for tea.

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