East/southeasterly gale hammering out of the moorings just now. Went down to see if everything was ok and although it was looking a bit hairy things are in the right places.The divers are out and must be tucked round the corner at Sand but do n’t envy their trip back and the hook up to their moorings will be interesting. There is not a lot of space in this wind.We certainly have a variety of weather here and the photo taken by Annie of the Varuna coming in a couple of weeks ago shows the extremes.
Earlier on as I was waiting for a fuel delivery for the Filling Station I took Dougal and Co along the Beechwood path and stopped to clear brash from a fallen tree that had come over the track. Three trees down, this wind being bad as the trees are braced against the prevailing west and south westerlies. Decided to come back by the shore and sure enough saw another coming down and by the time the fuel was delivered and I went back up to take a picture, another. Again so different from the photo taken a couple of days ago on the same path.
When I was fuelling up the Auk on monday Davie gave me a laminated poster he had found at 20 meters off Sand…it was one of our advertisments for the GP campaign last year, complete with pegs. Must have escaped from the Applecross Games stall last summer. Just goes to show what ends up in our seas. Maybe because I feel so connected to the sea I keep the smallest bit of plastic and nylon on board for disposal ashore, still not enough I know but you have to try.
Signs of spring earlier in the week when I was down in Toscaig picking up the last of my floats/raised beds and I saw my first Applecross lambs enjoying the sun….hopefully behind a wall today.
Weather seems to be better in Marseille as the busker gets money together to be a doctor. Ruairidh gets around, being in Paris last weekend and now Calum, home briefly, heads off to Australia via Malaysia and Indonesia. It seems so much easier than thirty years ago when I went across the States. My way of doing it was telling every one about it so I would lose so much face if I did not go.