Early Morning Prowl

I woke at 4.30am (again) couldn’t get back to sleep so I went for a walk. North first, into the wind and to check the well, water supply to the holiday cottages, it’s full. We may not have had rain for weeks (apart from a shower last night) but the bogs and wet ground are still quite soft, so I found out later. I headed South after seeing a hind and a tiny calf. The weather was beautiful.

Big Harbour early morning

There seemed to be a dearth of stags but once down the South end and the Black Back Seagulls and Peregrine falcon started squawking the deer started to appear. First a mature stag, miles away followed by a young stag and three hinds. Nothing much doing so back to base. On the way back i saw that the light was highlighting the graffiti stone circa 1890!! I’m sure it is recorded but if you look closely you will see initials and dates. it is probably from the stone masons who quarried the wall near there which runs from West to East. I guess they were making their mark.

Initials

On returning we had several yacht visitors at the Lodge, one couple, father and son on a 17ft mini yacht (a Leisure 17) were looking for water and saying they were going to Torridon. I suggested they stayed put as the weather looked like 25mph wind from the NW, but later that day they went out and looked West but turned East. Goodness knows if they made it but it got very windy.

Feshie of Calladh and Leisure 17 leaving

Malcolm and Moira from Feshie were up to get emails/calls and invited us out to T so a quick catch up sleep, a few more jobs (paperwork, emails and calls) then out to one of our favourite yachts for a couple of hours. it was a lovely meal and the weather although very breezy was clear, blue and very warm on the yacht. All in all a very enjoyable day.

Malcolm’s Taxi

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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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