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

Snow and Boats.

Took a bit of effort getting to the boat today and as you can see the coast road was the second choice,

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always is for us locals, whoops, residents. Was not sharp enough away this morning before the Hill was experiencing a white out, nothing for it but to turn back, fill up with diesel which I had forgotten to do first time round and then head for Lochcarron the long way round. Bank, shop and then the Yard to start cleaning the Varuna.

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German Writing is hard work to remove so the plan was to start cleaning in three to four different places and by the end of the week she should sparkle, for another week anyway. Showers kept coming through but the hills, when the sun shone, glittered with the fresh snow.

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Such a contrast, this bustling Yard and the back drop of the Applecross hills.

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Managed a big bag of rubbish off the boat and two buckets of barnacles, writing and mussels of the rudder, keel and prop. These have not been copper painted and are difficult to clean up against the Pier so making good use of the slings. Stayed till five before going back over the reopened Bealach. Stopped at the top and stepped out to take a couple of snaps

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before realising the wind chill and shower that had descended. Was not out long and would not survive in these conditions if not prepared.

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