Thursday, 7 December 2017

Not much going on.........

But then again plenty happening in the background, first some bad news, a good friend of ours from Applecross Ali (Snoddy) McLeod went missing from his boat a couple of weeks ago, he has as yet not been found. If you visited Applecross and went to the Inn then no doubt you would have met him, as well as being front of house for the last few years he was also the fisherman who supplied most of the seafood. He was a pillar of the local community, a passionate Scot and cared deeply for the environment which he lived and worked in, he is and will be sorely missed.
We found this out literally an hour before we gave a talk to the Glamis Vintage club on our recent trip to Nepal, the talk went well but both of us had a weird feeling, not ourselves, thinking about Ali but as they say in showbiz the show must go on.
The same day we also went looking at houses in Perth, we saw one we liked and on the Monday called the lawyer, in 10 minutes it was ours! I have taken longer to buy motorbikes! Hopefully in the fullness of time I can get the whole fleet housed in the same place which will be excellent.
So for now not much bike stuff happening as its all hands to the pump trying to get the flat ready for sale and then it'll be Christmas.

When it comes I hope you all have a great one but spare a thought for our friends who haven't made it into 2018.
Some pics from Alaska, mainly on our trip by ferry up the Inner Sound to end on a happy note...........


  1. Thank you for another year of good post's and pictures .
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you both.

    1. Thanks Brian, and to the same to yourself, hopefully see you at the Capper

      Gino & Fiona

  2. Aye Gino,
    It appears that Ali's body may have been found a couple of hours ago. I hope that it enables closure for all his family and friends, if correct.
    All the best with the flitting and thank you for the craic in 2017. Good health to you and Fiona in 2018. Regards, Bill

    1. Thanks Bill, very sad but it should be easier for us all to move on, must be very difficult for his family at this time. We'll be in touch soon, all the best to you and Kat.

  3. Aye Gino, still hopping about and the flu vaccines maybe a bit more virulent than anticipated, so the lurgy rules Myreside at present! All the best to you both. Regards, Bill