Sorry About The F in Fog!!!!

First Thing This Morning.

What a surprise to waken up and look out to thick fog, worse than that the windmill was going bananas, fog usually means calm weather? At least I thought so, but the dentist in Kyle (The Old Surgery, very good) beckons. So I got organised had my porridge and set off, it was quite a surprise to have to deal with the fog but choppy seas now that was totally unexpected. Just out of Portree I had as rough a following sea as I’ve seen, with the clearing fog it was spectacular but too wet and bumpy to hang about.

Fog Clearing.

I had a chuckle as I passed Yogi heading out and two minutes later David on the ‘Green Isle’, I thought they are going to have a bumpy one to-day.

I got to Portree early, Donald in the Pier offered me breakfast even although he was stressed, too much accordion and fiddle at the week-end. Every time I called back he had disappeared so Cafe Arriba for breakie, excellent Macchiato and rolls. After getting the 6 bags of empty wine bottles recycled I headed down to Kyle to see the Dentist, visit some boaty people and generally have an easy day. I had thought about going to Inverness but couldn’t be bothered, so headed back to Portree. As there was no pressure I had time to admire the broom at the side of the road just outside Kyleakin.  Beautiful it is.

The two of us are Broom, cultivated Varieties, how did they get there?

Back to Portree to find Kevin and Pam having the Ferry boat dressed up for honeymoon couples from, Italy. It looked very inviting with plenty admirers looking on. Yogi arrived and thought things had taken a turn for the better for the Rona ferry when he saw the band with their instruments up top, but I quickly filled him in on the details, needless to say the honeymooners sailed off to enjoy a very pleasant afternoon I’m sure.

Dressed Up and somewhere to Go!

Messed about for a while and then ‘thought’ the wind/sea had died down so set off for Rona with all the stores, petrol and post. All went swimmingly well until I overtook the Ship ‘Delphi’ which had been visiting Portree to-day. Then it went downhill. Northerly, big sea, big pain as I bounced back to Rona, probably the ‘jabliest’ sailing for years.

Delphi Leaving Portree.

Made it home though and enjoyed Dan’s fish and chips on the Pontoon with L and a beer. You wouldn’t know there was a breath of wind.

View from MV Rona Passing Fladda.

By the way for those old enough the f in fog try the ‘Two Ronnies circa 1970s!!!!!!

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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