Saturday is the busiest day during the season, even without the forecast for strong Northerlies hanging over us, but waking up this morning and making the coffee it was encouraging to see the trees were still and the blind stag feeding at the back of Rona Lodge.
Then it was up ready and waiting for Kevin’s E.T.A. 10.15am text came so all hands on deck for the changeover. The luggage did not amount to much but this week we had some extras!
It looks calm but the sea was pretty rough and the two couples coming out had a bit of rock’n’roll!! There was not the wind that was forecast but 6 weeks of Northerlies, wind against tide and easterly winds all added up to a good ‘jabble’.
Not too good for the stomach though especially after Effie Nicholson’s ample breakfast (B&B at Almonbank, Portree). It was a pretty grey day but we got the cottages changed, the visitors in and all sorted by 12.30. Then it was back to Base to read the mail and papers, quite exciting as it was a week ago we had mail. Our new mincer arrived to-day, pretty heavy duty but not packed very well so we are suspicious that it may have suffered on its journey. we will see.
We’ve been using cheap mincers but they are struggling a bit . We deal with Weschenfelder who supply all sorts of meat processing things, they are good to deal with and the mincer we bought is semi professional.
After lunch I was on the phone outside the house when Oyster catchers came running up the track to where I was sitting, they had two chicks with them which they lost in the grass they then spent 15 minutes in a panic trying to find them they were very noisy and very interesting to see. Later in the day I found the Mother? by the ruin/garden keeping the two chicks warm under her wings. I finished the concrete in the garden I started on Thursday as Kevin brought some more cement. Once that was done all that was left was to deliver the fish, salad and prawns to the holiday visitors. Just another changeover day!!