Get your free website from Spanglefish



Splash 1 and Splash 2

by Lachie Strummer - 12:47 on 23 August 2012


Been busy this week on the croft pulling aspen trees out of the ground with the tractor.

They’ve been spreading at an alarming rate in a Southerly direction for the last few years.

They will spread no more.


Went for a sail on Saturday with ‘herself’ to Camas Baravaig.

Gee whizz, it was hot!

We took our respective swimming garments, towels, and a steely determination to jump into the Sound of Sleat.

Upon dropping anchor we prepared for our aquatic adventures.

It wasn’t half as warm as it looked!

I was definitely more cautious than my cherished friend.

She leapt in, seemingly without a care in the World.

I inched my sun-drenched torso over the side like a three-toed sloth coming down for a drink.

We swam around for twenty minutes or so, neither of us posing any significant threat to Michael Phelps.

Getting back aboard the boat wasn’t without its challenges either.

A fibreglass boat with a two and a half foot freeboard requires much gymnastic agility (not to mention suffering pain in vital areas) to climb aboard from the sea.

Maybe we should have thought about that beforehand.

Splash 2

Continued clearing small aspen trees and cutting down bramble bushes today using the strimmer.

A former neighbour built his own ‘septic tank’ on this piece of ground.

(He was never one to ‘splash the cash’ as they say. Every penny was a prisoner.)

Anyway, as I hack my way through my miniature rain forest I’m half expecting the ground to give way beneath my feet at any moment and for me to end up amid the contents of my former neighbour’s bowels.

Not a pleasant thought!

I shall proceed with extreme caution.

















Add your comment

Your Name

Your Email (only if you are happy to have it on the site)

Your Comment - no HTML or weblinks

Enter this number in the box below and click Send - why?Unfortunately we have to do this to prevent the system being swamped by automated spam

Please note that whenever you submit something which may be publicly shown on a website you should take care not to make any statements which could be considered defamatory to any person or organisation.
Click for Map WikanikoWork from Home
sitemap | cookie policy | privacy policy | accessibility statement