Sitting by a Highland fire looking out on to a breezy Bay. Not a customer in sight, not many expected, and last nights residents already on the road home. Interesting family stayed over two days having moved from Brixton to Glendale and they seem to be enjoying it. Blast from the past for Alison last night as she came out to see Rona man Ricky and Margaret. Used to be a claim to fame going to work on a helicopter when she worked on the island. It was so quiet that four members of staff and Jack ended up playing Risk, me for the first time. Clever and very intelligent game, but I would say that as I, at the moment am undisputed Risk champion of Applecross. Actually thinking of going into retirement undefeated, Chris. Nice to see some of the old competitive elements are still there.
First customer, today, was Baxter, in for a vodie and a bottle of vodie. Happy chappie today. Saying what a wonderful move his Dad made in coming to Applecross. In fact he was extra ordinarily enthusiastic, which for those of you know Baxter, is not always the case. It is now dark and just after 4pm, it did not lighten up much today at all but there were some people passing through, made it into double figures before the shift finished with a wonderful sunday roast put together by Kenny and Dave. Almost left the bike and came back home in the car but managed to resist and to be quite honest it was a nice cycle back.
The production levels have not risen any towards the end of the week with only a little dog walking and wood cutting featuring in any activity. Although he has now forgiven me, sort of, Dougal managed to find the foulest mess on Friday and roll on it. Straight into the shower with not too much fuss as most of it came off really easily being fresh on.
Of course next time he went out, away for five minutes and clarted up again. The next shower was not so quiet.
The northerly wind now a lot quieter and back round to the south west, the light fall of snow did not stay around but it did freshen the place up for the morning after.
Taking Dougal and Co up the road and combining it with seaweed gathering was about it for the Friday shift.
There does not appear to be any let up in the weather for the week with another stormy forecast for the end of the week. Often changes but the dark red is back up on the xc website for next Friday.