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


Wonderful morning to go fishing, and on the way out I passed the Coillegillie ferry on the way round to the pier.


And just a little further out I passed a few Bods chilling out on the north end of Saint Island.


Uneventful days fishing until I got to my last fleet running down the side of the Range. Thought I had lost it but in the quiet bright weather spotted the north end buoy out off position and hauled it only to have three creels on it. Off to get another fleet of creels to shoot over the lost fleet to try to hook it up. Bit of a pain as it is in 90 fathoms but it goes with the job. On the way over with the fleet noticed I was not charging and was losing battery power. End of the day anyway, switched everything off and headed for home. On the way in another group were posing on the Ardhu shore.


Back on the mooring it was pluttering about in the dark engine room disconnecting two of the batteries which will be on charge overnight and I will find out tomorrow if my alternator has died. Dropping the catch and batteries on the pier it was off to the dingy mooring, a slip on the rock and both wellies full of very cold water. On the way to the Inn with prawns I had to stop at the Loch side to watch the sunset.


Being wet and getting cold did not hang about at the Inn, just long enough to hear about the visitor who lost his car keys yesterday on the Coillegillie path and had to be put up for the night. Sunday turned out to be quite a day. At half past six before going into the house took another photo and now it is off to tuck into todays prawns in sweet chilli sauce. A day of ups and downs but the ups have it.


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