The Dog is OK!!

Hatty the terrier from the cottages survived the night, we think that she met an otter in the forest and the otter won. To-day she is pretty sore but perkier than she was last night, pictures tomorrow.

Kevin and Jean her owners have offered to help clean the bottom of the boat tomorrow, probably the worst maintenance job on the M V Rona so we’ll see them tomorrow, with Hatty we hope.

First thing this morning we had a visitor, I guess one swallow does not make a summer and this one was heard flapping in the window of the utility room, I think he was enjoying the view. It has been a very good spring on Rona for small birds, Redpolls, Wheatears, Sandpipers, Sheld Duck, long tailed tits, lots os sparrows and a host of others.

Kevin and Pam were here on Spindrift taking the honey moon couple over and Nicky and Ian away. The weather was stunning for them all. Later in the afternoon after finishing some jobs on the Wayfarer sailing dinghy, two yachts came in.

Motor sail yacht Taraka was first, don’t know the second one’s name yet, it was much later. Taraka had just enjoyed a sail from the Summer Isles and the skipper John was happy to be back on Rona, one of his favourite destinations. They would have enjoyed the late sun, it was the hottest day for quite some time.

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About Bill Cowie

I've been living on the island since April 2002, alone for the first 5 years, my partner L joined me in 2007. We manage the Island for a Danish family who bought the Island in the early 90's. Their hopes for the Island are to make it self sufficient supporting its inhabitants and that is where we come in. We look after the stock, 3 holiday cottages, machinery, boat and of course the visitors. It is pretty challenging but it is a beautiful place to live and work, we love it and strangely enough we love it even more in the depths of winter when all is quiet apart from the gales and rain. We do a bit of fishing, stock work, stalking deer and loads of other stuff. We have good support from lots of people whom we have met over the years and have become involved in the Island. Too many to mention here but keep an eye on the blog, they'll be there for sure in the future.
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