Here we go again, after 11pm and blogging!! That is the way it is on Rona, busy, busy.
First thing this morning prawns to deliver to ‘Escape Cottage’ for the honeymoon couple, I got ambushed on the pontoon by John from Yacht Takara, looking for his dinner. So some prawns to him, with cooking instructions. I happened to see a message on the lid of the box from Yacht Pacesetter telling us how to kill slugs in the Polytunnel. Ground coffee it seems is the thing, thanks for that.
Then it was onto scraping the bottom of MV Rona. When I took Kevin and Hatty to the Vet in Portree on Sunday the boat would barely get up on the plane, so I guessed it was time to clean the hull. Kevin offered as recompense for my time on Sunday night, I could not refuse and the barnacles did not let us down. We spent the day at it and had it cleaned and half painted with anti fouling (we ran out) by 4 o’clock. I took K home to his cottage Seascape and spent some time with Hatty. She had been in the sea to-day so was a bit ‘itchy’.
Just as we finished four kayakers from the Joint Services Outdoor unit arrived for a night in our bunkhouse. It was 4 years since they were here and it was good to see them again. They were pleased to see the Bothy was now a Bunkhouse and all renovated. They had been out for a few days and were keen to get showers and everything dried out, it is ideal for that and with the good weather they were sorted pretty quick.
Finishing up for the day we were having our meal when one after another three yachts arrived. The mooring was taken by Yacht Solus all the way from Largs (but, not to-day), another motor sailor and our good friend Ronan Martin on Yacht Aysling, his pride and joy.
So we had as busy an end to the day as a beginning and Ronan has just gone back to his boat, I’m off to bed, cheers.