There are no railways on Rona, not even cars/roads but sometimes, especially summer time it feels as if we are on an unstoppable train.
To-day started slowly after the supper club, it was a late night. I wanted to cut up (butcher) the carcase hanging in the chill, no problem there, done it hundreds of times before. Everything going well until David and Muriel Banks came up to say cheerio. I came out of the larder and heard the alarms, from then on the train left the station. 25degrees and a chill that has just failed with a 170 lb carcase (minus a cut or two) hanging. It was a race against time. L was summoned and we got the best cuts done. With the chill coming back on line then tripping out, but thanks to Rudy of AER refrig who was very good at advising on what to do we got there.
I’d promised our visitors a trip to see the whales and wildlife but cancelled midday due to the cooling problems. I shot over to Dry Harbour around 12.30 to re-schedule. The weather then was very summery. Told the guys 4ish and that was our timescale
Needless to say we got sorted and were ready at 4.30pm. We got our crew on board and finished the day with a trip out to Kyle Rona, Dhu Chamasand round Garbh Eilean.
It rained, which was good for our water supply but not for the crew. However we saw 1 Minke (briefly), lots of stags, sea birds and the most beautiful colours, I enjoyed it all and I think our crew did too. Lets hope tomorrow is a bit more relaxed.