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

Fly Overs.

Just a quick post as we are just ticking over with a bit of wood cutting and working through a cold. Weather has definitely changed although not severe in any sense just have to get used to not having those wonderful sunsets on your door every night.


Breezy for fishing but that is more than compensated by the numbers still coming to the Inn. Both Saturday evening and Sunday luck were full and even people waiting for a table at one stage. Dining room full on Saturday as well. Steve coped well in the kitchen ably assisted by Dave as we discovered that the reason Robert was away for the weekend was for a wee double marriage ceremony on the eastern side of the country with his now wife Marion and sister-in-law Helen. Keeping that quiet in Applecross was very impressive as even if no one knew some surely could have made it up and passed it on. The guests are still coming from every where and at one stage during lunch we had Israelis, Slovakian and Germans in at the same time alongside Shieldaig and Lochcarron. Saturday evening finished off with a couple of conversations about The Common Weal, Nuclear Power, Nationalism and Green Energy, not to mention coming out of Europe and Currency issues. We may live on the edge but have a line to the rest of the world.

The swans were posing a bit on this side of the loch but as soon as you stop they are very wary. Hoped to get a snap with them feeding with bums in the air but not to be.


Accompanied by a couple of mallards. Day brightened up to notice the Bay full of gulls and popped out for a couple of shots.


While occupied with the gulls I was overflown by the resident geese


and think their numbers are growing as well.


They were just doing a swing round the Bay.


The building site has progressed but not much happening as contractor is on the other side of the world with a few others from the Applecross hamlets.


Off to Contin for a few days on a Social Enterprise course and that is followed up with a trip to Ullapool to the last Changin’ Scotland gathering. So no need to look for any excuse not to go fishing.

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