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

Snow Falling on Cedars.

Been a wee while since I posted mainly because I have made myself do some paperwork jobs and also have started on Netflix, although with Netflix I have to do at least two bits of paper work before settling down to an episode of Breaking Bad. Find this very hard to do as it is compulsive viewing, very clever and thought-provoking.


As thought-provoking as Sunday morning’s chat with Robert. Good to chat with guys with different experiences and views of the world and also good to have your own opinions challenged in such a way you do not fall out with the challenger. Some of the conversation revolved around a conversation from the previous night from a statement a customer made. “It is not right that one person should own all this.” A provocative statement in itself and in a macro sense can be taken apart, but I do wonder if the day is coming when there will be limitations on the amount of land owned by individuals. The problem is how to go about it, maybe an introduction of land taxation that is gradually increased to take land out of the hands of speculators and put into the hands of users. Like the Ref debate it is always good to talk to expand one’s own take on the politics of the day. A low tide on Sunday as Mike found when taking some clients out kayaking, long carry.


After the Sunday shift, a quiet one for a change, although I missed out on a very busy evening, it was up to the Bay for a wander around with the dogs.



The Bay is a great place to take them as they love the water and chase the birds on the water’s edge. The birds see them coming and a short flight with little energy expended they are out of reach. This time of year they are well fed and do not appear too bothered. River and fields are in their summer covers,


dappled and filled with meadow flowers.


Bit of good fortune on Saturday when I headed out to get some prawns for the Inn, as could not be bothered going out fishing, might as well be honest. Pulling the dingy back out on her endless line it came away in my hands. The chain from the block had rotted.


Could have done it on a breezy night withe dingy coming ashore and engine in the water. Managed an uneventful day at sea on Monday where along with the usual sights of the Grace Anne hauling on still waters off Camusterrach,


bit of colour on the ropes


and a fed up gannet heading off when I went too close to him.


Tuesday morning saw the fog roll in, a thick bank of it,


but it did not stay around.


Managed to use it as an excuse not to go out and got tucked into VAT returns and making frames for the artificial swarm. The bank of fog cleared almost as quickly as it came in but decision already made. Oh and Breaking Bad coming along nicely. Lovely end to the day


when the sun was dipping down behind the cloud over Rona.


Bog cotton is doing well this year.


And Wednesday morning, again very misty so left it late before going out.


Lovely and quiet on the way to the pier


and looking north can see the fog still in place. Not too much to do on the way out so had a lean on the hauler and Snow Falling on Cedars came to mind as I made for the fog bank.Managed 250 pots in reasonable time, time for an evening shift at the Inn but more of that later.

Comments on: "Snow Falling on Cedars." (2)

  1. Good to see the fine shots of Applecross as usual – your blog keeps me in touch with one of my favourite places. Re Breaking Bad – superb television – just finished the final season 6. For a while it took over my life – be warned 🙂

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      Every one I have spoken to has said the same and I am limiting it as strictly as I can. Luckily summer helps and thanks for your comments.

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