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

Snap Happy.

Out today, the first time for don’t know how long, and for the most part very enjoyable. Flat calm


leaving the moorings and it needed to be as a couple of the fleets had fouled ends.


Not many creels involved but well twisted and in many cases had to cut the stoppers off, the rope that ties the creels to the main line. To be quite honest it was almost exciting to get out and the camera was clicking at anything that moved


and views that did not.


Some terns wheeling about,


maybe quite late in the year for around here, not sure what kind, maybe young Roseate,




and the occasional shag turned up for a bit of pout.


The shags and cormorants always seems so cross, “I’m coming for fish whether you like it or not”.


A few squid eggs on the ropes,


When the gear has been left for a while the squid lays on the inactive creels and ropes. The usual gulls


and the odd boat travelling south


but very few langoustine in the pots. Bit of rationing at the Inn. Try it again tomorrow although forecast a bit iffy. Going to resist telling visitors it is not a super market and sometimes you “can’t get what you want”. Managed to stay out till the sun dipped behind just south of Dun Can




and not before catching the ingredients for the New Year’s Day fish pie.


Amazing how cold it gets when the dusk sets in.

Yesterday was the first day of the New Year week and it was a little busier keeping me away from the Ipad. The holiday houses have filled up and there are more people staying around the area…..coming for the Scottish Hogmanay. Or if you are my age, just another weekend. A lovely bright morning


with the odd rainbow showing over the north end of Rasaay


and one of the highlights of the afternoon was a visiting shar pei,


Maisey, I think, originally bred as palace guard dogs or as a fighting breed from the Guangdong region of China. Not Maisey you understand.

Comments on: "Snap Happy." (9)

  1. He looks as grumpy as the shags 🙂 All the best for 2014. Maybe we will get to the Inn next year.

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      And to you, have a good one.

      • Dear “Snoddy” this is greg’s sister Deirdre saying a big thankyou for the “squatties” which made a welcome addition to the free applecross seafood linguini (also included
        pol creadh mussels) cooked by my brother for me.
        thankyou Deirdre

      • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

        Glad you enjoyed them, may see you over the festive…if not have a good new year.

  2. Oh you usually take pictures of such pretty dogs!

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      She was really sweet. I don’t think I got her best side. Have a brilliant New Year.

  3. Great Photos Ali. That rainbow reminds me of one a saw in Porlock Somerset a few years ago, completely horizontal across the horizon quite spectacular.

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