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

Where does the day go? Pitch black outside and only an hour or so to work. Been up the road already today to get a bit of foot work done by Isla. Wearing wells for half your life takes its toll eventually. That done and back by the shop but it being lunch time went down to Camusteel bay and had a wander around.9Q7Q7574 The Pier itself reminded me of a wee story told by Ali about the abundance of herring or sgadan.


The characters are lost to me but was telling of a winter’s night with a very high tide and a northerly blowing. The sea came over the pier and some of the herring drift nets were washed half over the edge. When they went down inn the morning to sort out the nets there were so many herring right up to the shore that some of the nets just hanging over the side of the pier had fish in them. Changed days. Anyway, back home and off up the Tor Mor with Dougal’s uncle and Eilidh’s brother Fuzzy. They get on fine although the terrier gene is not so strong in Fuzzy and he was finding our two just a little bit silly.




Home again to writ a blog for Volt Electric Bikes, just clocked up 2000 kilometres so go incentive, only five months late but that is done and a couple of emails after this and we have had a relatively successful day.


Yesterday partly as a result of the course I have finished yet another job, my wood store for the winter. Well still a few barrows to put away, but enjoyed putting it together even if it fell down on Thursday evening, almost completed.


But patience being an Applecross virtue it was rebuilt.


And as ever the views west are always worth stopping  for some time out.


Bit of a dusting of snow in the morning and with a showery day there were some lovely moments in the sun.


And thinking back on my fuel delivery I had taken a photo of the “mission statement “at the Filling Station but forgot to put it in last post. With our prices now down to £130 and £1.33 a litre I think we are doing remarkably well. A venture the Community can be proud of.


Comments on: "More Wood, more Diesel, Dogs and Herring." (4)

  1. Thats very good price for fuel so far out in the sticks. I was probably paying that a few months back though probably pay 5 or 6p less a litre now, but hey I would be prepared to pay a few quid more on a tank if I had those views Ali.

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      Aye it is not too bad but there is no doubt that we could not have these prices without our volunteers.

  2. Its lovely to see and hear stories of the Pier ar Camusteel, where we have our house. beautiful photos Liz and janet

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