After weeks of sunshine, Northerly winds (cool) and no rain, decisions were made to-day. First of all we moved the office outside and decided that we should ban the use of hosepipes. So no washing cars or watering the lawn!!!
What a day, very good for catching right up with all the wee jobs and a little paperwork plus calls. On checking the Big Harbour water supply I remembered I’d decided to extend the water treatment shed to accommodate the new tank for the larder, so I banged in the corner posts to start it off and I will get to finish it soon. It was nice and cool in the forest and lots of grass for the deer.
With the hosepipe ban just about to be implemented I thought I would water the vegetable garden, on my way to the ruin I disturbed one of the families of Greylag Geese, the goslings took cover!!
Been a good year for the birds here, we have quite a few greylag broods, lots of small birds, perhaps the poor weather in the south has pushed them North. There are more swallows than ever plus redpolls, sandpipers and lots of the usual suspects. It is also shaping up to be a good year for sea life, reports to-day from Shieldaig of 200 dolphins off of Gairloch. Maybe they’ll come down here, more tomorrow.
Later in the day we took off to Dry Harbour, the visitors were out at escape so I cut their grass, L was getting Skyescape ready for more photos for Web sites.
So I took advantage and topped up the batteries, changed the genny oil and filled the fuel tank. After that a few hundred images of inside the cottage later then back to Ronalodge to find the crew of ‘Escapade’ waiting to buy some stores which we were happy to sell them. They had the mooring and the whole harbour to themselves, fingers crossed for a good day tomorrow. I hear that MV Seaflower from Shieldaig is coming midday.