Early Bird Catches the ?

Was up this morning at 4.30am, thinking about deer so after 1/2 hour thinking about deer I got up, had a prowl about and saw a few, it was so hot on top of the hill at 5 this morning but in the valleys almost frost. The yachts (that will be the three non payers!!!!!) were idly swinging on their hooks and Rona was just coming to life, it was so good to be up then, reminded me of my milk lorry driving days (without the truck of course).

Early Morning Calm.

The beauty of getting up early is that you get so much done, so it was onto concreting the pads down at the ruin for the walled garden to take shape. But the heat was a problem so I had to soak the concrete most of the rest of the day. Then it was onto the drainage at Dry Harbour with the JCB, but I have to say after weeks of no rain the end of the path where it is soft is still soft and it was a struggle to get out, but I did and sort of improved it a bit.

The Garden Takes Shape.

The Soft Path.

Back to Big Harbour, pick up L and the camera then back to DH to take pics of the empty cottage for the web site (Skyescape/see tomorrow) but I got tired so we called it a day. Back again to BH just in time for tonight’s yachts arriving, good to see ‘Ayl Hallows’ Ian from the East coast ( ta for the mooring fee) good to see you, quickly followed by Super G our pals from Perth, Muriel and Davie Banks. So tomorrow is going to be busy with visitors coz we had a call from Portree super yacht ‘Kestrel’s skipper the intrepid explorer Malcolm MacAskill letting us know he was dropping in , ‘would you like a P & J? he said, can’t wait!!!!


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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