Gone With The Wind.

Cottage change over this morning, the busiest day of the week. Visitors coming and going, yachts leaving and before you know it yachts will be arriving, it is the bank holiday week-end!

Queueing up to get away!!

It was very quiet this morning as the guests waited to board. I guess, for 1 couple two weeks of sunshine, for the other two couples, one week of continuous sunshine makes for a very reluctant departure from Rona and it is much the same to-day.

Unloading.

The worry to-day was the wind, although the ferry trip this morning was perfect the suspicion was that the wind would or could be a problem, sure enough by lunch time it kicked off and by mid afternoon we had a full gale. That made for some very interesting arrivals at the mouth of our harbour. With huge waves the yachts were being tossed about but no one seemed to have any problems apart from a bit ofd an uncomfortable ride. First in was John MacIntyre the seasoned sailor from Gairloch delivering a boat with the owner Mel’ , they had left lossiemouth on route to Gairloch a few days before. Then in quick succession 3 more, two from the South one from the North.

Seasoned sailor plus crew. John MacIntyre and Mel’.

Whilst all this was going on myself and L were up top, L in the Polytunnel weeding and watering me in the larder. I was getting the rest of the larder bits and pieces together for the coming season. We saw four young stags this morning and this spurred me on to keep on track with the preparation of the larder for the Environmental Health first then stags second. Very soon venison steaks for tea.

Larder Work In Progress.

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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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