Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Dog is OK!!

Hatty the terrier from the cottages survived the night, we think that she met an otter in the forest and the otter won. To-day she is pretty sore but perkier than she was last night, pictures tomorrow. Kevin and Jean … Continue reading

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Dog Day

One day soon I’m going to log a complete Rona day at an earlier time than this, very soon. Sunday on Rona, times change, loading fuel for the holiday cottage, after a lazy start. Back to Rona Lodge for a … Continue reading

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Ian The Joiner

This morning Ian the joiner joined the team. He came unsuspecting to Rona for the week-end. But Nicky his partner had him coerced into fitting our new window for the front of Rona Lodge. At last we have a clear … Continue reading

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Olly The Octopus

What a beautiful morning, not too bright perfect for checking the few creels we have, 1 fleet had been out since a fortnight. 2 weeks of Northerly swell (maybe more in fact) had meant it was impossible to get to. … Continue reading

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Pickled Herring

Herrings arrived yesterday, not in the sea but on a boat!! Bait for the creels, on defrosting the box to-day I thought that they looked pretty good so I pickled a dozen or so. Hopefully they’ll taste as good as … Continue reading

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Meals on Wheels

Days on Rona are pretty full and today was no exception. I prepared the MV Rona for a day trip with cottage visitors, fibreglassed the Wayfarer and made oatcakes all before 10.30am!! Then went out with the guests on the … Continue reading

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Great Day

Have had a good day, sorted the garden out then had visitors for the rest of the day. Cold North West wind, rain over Skye on the hour but sunny here most of the day. Had Laurie over with his … Continue reading

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MV Spindrift (our ferry) For Sale

Not so good news this weekend, on Saturday Kevin and Pam gave us the news that they intended to sell the MV Spindrift and retire from the Rona run. They have given us good service for quite a few years … Continue reading

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Peeping Toms

Yacht Jesper was in yesterday, sadly they wouldn’t pay their harbour dues. The cost of the boat I guess and of course they are just poor NHS workies so we live in hope on their next visit that we’ll get … Continue reading

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Rona Red Grouse Accosts Visitors

For the last three years a cock red grouse has been territorial around the Church Cave area. Normally around spring time he takes up residence and for the next 4 to 5 months harasses the visitors.

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