Another scorcher, not a cloud in the sky and almost Mediterranean. Reports of Minke whales and Dolphins from to-days visitors but no time for that, after 7 years I finally painted the shed roof here at Rona Lodge. In 2004 we replaced the original shed, we left it for 1 year for the shine to come off the corrugated iron roof then the idea is to paint it with bitumen. But the chance, (due to rain usually) has never arisen until to-day.
Quite a few of Portree sailing club were here to-day, Yacht Pacer, ‘Bodach’ and Doctor Angus were all on the Island so it took a while to do the roof, as there was lots of blethering. But it was really good to see it finished and almost drying as quick as I was painting it on. Once that job was finished it was onto the final paint of the Wayfarer, we’ll be sailing next month for sure.
Like yesterday there was a steady stream of boats in and out of the harbour, the weather brings them out for sure, but some people have to work and L was doing the laundry, this has got to be the best drying green in the West!!
Just at close of play, whilst getting the MV Rona for a trip to Portree tomorrow, John MacLeod and his wife (from Breakish) arrived on their Yacht ‘Sonas’, just in time for wine o’clock.
Needless to say we had another good crack at the house with them as the sun slipped over the trees, it is quite red as I write but I haven’t got the energy to go up the hill to see it. By the look of the forecast there will be a few more next week.