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

Big Tide.

Quiet day at sea but with a strong tide. Saturday’s improved fishing is but a distant memory although I do have an extra knot of speed due to yesterday’s exertions. This little beastie came up on the shallow water out on the middle bank.


Looks like  across between a multi limbed sea squirt and jelly fish He/she is upside down and is greener than looks in the photo. Transfixed by a one to one interview on Radio4 about a TA guy sent to Afghanistan. He worked in the city and became a TA volunteer because that is what his family did. He was asked at the end if he had any regrets after his tour and his reply was so sad. He could not go there as he already was carrying the regret of killing another human being and he was suffering from “survivor” regret and if he questioned the insanity of going there he would be insane himself. I know it is a cliché but if only the “leaders” who send people into these situations would go themselves maybe we would have less insanity.


Tide was very low and went down the shore with Dougal and lots of spoots squirting away on the water’s edge. Caught short at the Filling Station today by running out of petrol. Order is in and expected thursday but a combination of lots of tourist sales and less problems, that is it has not been down much recently. So apologies to any one who is stuck for fuel over the next couple of days.


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