Exodus

It is Friday and all the yachts have left, thank you to those who supported us with moorings, purchases, showers and everything else we supply. We know you all.

Good to get on with real Rona work to-day but oh my God it is hot, we heard 27 degrees at Fort William, I don’t know what it made here but it was certainly in the twenties.Visitors Instructions (coz theyu don't know)

First job tidying up the pontoon and boat, painting the instructions because people just don’t know.

Then onto sheep, we had escapees last month and with no dog it is not easy , but they were lured back and now we have them all in the field but I must get the escape route closed.

Had a recce down the outrun and found the gap.

Escape Route

I then went to DH to see the guests who are enjoying the best May in 10 years, told them they must leave tomorrow, much disappointment. But they can come back. I don’t think they will ever get a week like this but you never know.

Back to base and found the Famous MacAskills in residence. They had been diving at Dhu Chamas but not much in the way of loot. They had 5 scallops and empty bottles. But I guess the scallop divers that supply ‘hand dived scallops’ to the nations restaurants had beat them to it. Pity there was not a bag for us Islanders!!!!

The Famous Macaskills

 

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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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