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

Good to be Back

Back home and immediately busy, but good busy. The closer we got to Applecross the more beautiful it became,

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but then I may be biased. The snow scenes were quite spectacular coming through Torridon glen

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and around the North coast.

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Straight into the land reform submission and also the One for MPAs and only the Gear Conflict to do. With the forecast good till the end of the week and fishing and Inn it probably will not happen till Friday. The weather was really poor yesterday, after a good day on Monday it was back to the north wind and there was a good run coming down the Sound. The day was bright so the bike was out and Dougal and Eilidh back on the road.

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Lovely and clear with the snow on the hills.

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Milton,

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with Beinne Claddach behind was looking clean and sharp,

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not sure about a dip in Milton Loch though.

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Probably one of the bigger successes of the CCF was raising people’s awareness of local wood fuel supply and Ian getting his wood cutting up and running. I am sure some would have switched over to wood anyway but bringing it to the forefront has resulted in several wood stoves being installed and tens of tons more wood being consumed on the peninsula.

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So with a last look around the Bay it was back to more paperwork and out to a Board meeting in the evening. Because we have increased the frequency they are not quite so long, still two hours is long enough. Rona is getting there with lots of effort from Bill and Calum who are setting up a new cable which should stabilise the supply from round the coast. Updates can be had from https://isleofronalog.wordpress.com .Which is good as the gossip from one of the hamlets is hotting up. Good source with the usual participant. All our wee communities are blessed with just a few miscreants in each one, keeps you on your toes, especially when they get bored in their own patch. Celebrity visit of the week was Marti Pellow of WetWetWet. Caused a wee stir especially with the prep room. Crazy world of social media is when he puts up a video on fb with some complimentary comments about the Inn, staff and food, two days later there are 35,000 likes. Privileged to see the back scenes of how it works, took picture of cheffie flashing up the staff lunch, taking a break from his painting the cellar, not allowed to publish, something to do with image it seems. The cycle back home after the meeting in the moonlight was sublime. With half an eye on the road for a bit of ice just looked around at the snow covered hills glowing in the moon shine. The Milton Loch and the Sound were shimmering and glinting with the silver light. Good to be back.

 

Comments on: "Good to be Back" (8)

  1. It is looking particularly wonderful, very envious, as ever.

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      Good while it lasted but rapid rise in temp and snow gone. It is what we are used to at sea level I suppose.

  2. Absolutely wonderful

  3. Awsome photos xxWe love Lambchop -band too.x

  4. Janet Lamb said:

    Beautiful photos Ali but it does look very cold – thank goodness for all your hard work on your woodpile. As good as your trip away was it’s obvious that you enjoy getting back to Applecross and who can blame you. I’ve already started packing and there’s still 4 weeks to go before we return!

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      It is always good to get back, but being away was good and the music stunning. The last part of the drive invariably gets better.

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