Early Bird

Weather better so an early start, 6am this morning my eyes wouldn’t work but half an hour later the fresh sea air was enough to sharpen the senses. It was such a nice morning a quick decision was made and we headed out fishing. Two hours later we were having breakfast with the catch in the bag and the Fulmers fed.

Fulmers enjoying their breakfast.

After our quiet start things started to get busy, the intention was to strim the rushes around the Lodge and fields. Visitors from the cottages, yachties, then our two day tripper boats all arriving added up to the day running away from us.

Seaflower and Spindrift alongside.

It was pretty much full on with lots of questions and requests but later down at the pontoon a enjoyable time was spent getting the crack with Gemma and Kenny  on MV Seaflower www.torridonseatours.com and Pam and Kevin on MV Spindrift  .

Prepared Lunch MV Seaflower.

Nice to see the passengers having a good visit and our ‘Famous Grouse’ put in an appearance harassing the Church Cave visitors.  They left together just as two yachts appeared at the mouth of the harbour, so off we went again, more chatting. I’m beginning to wonder if anyone works in Britain anymore? The young crew of Yacht Campa came ashore, their first time on Rona, they were on route to the Faroes enjoying 4 months away from it all. By this time I’d managed to get back to the strimming after losing two springs and one screw from the head , running out of string and then petrol. I asked the other Yacht crew the time and they said ten to seven, I thought it was 5 o’clock!! Time to clock off.

The end of the day.

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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