Much Needed Rain

We never thought we would be happy to see rain on Rona, but rain it did to-day and hopefully that will keep the dust down and the plants get a much needed natural watering.

The weather has changed for the weekend and as it was spitting, grey and breezy it was decided that a catch up on paperwork, calls and emails was the best job to-day.

Unfortunately tomorrow is the same and there is a chance the guests will be stranded, first time this year on a Saturday but if it is blowing too hard from the North, then we fear it will be Sunday, hopefully not Monday.

Mid morning Yacht Rusty left, we did see the crew coming ashore at 10.30pm last night. We thought they were heading to the top of the hill for the sunset.

Rusty Leaving

You can see in the foreground the dead grass where the lack of water has killed the thin soil areas and there are loads on Rona. Looks like the yacht has had a wet time though, there are plenty rusty streaks.

Had a call from Portree to-day letting us know there was 200 dolphins heading our way, but we’d had enough sailing yesterday, I’m sure we’ll see them before the end of the summer.

Not much to report this evening, it was nice to have a more relaxed day though, fingers crossed for the ferry tomorrow

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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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