Father’s Day

I got the cards and the breakfast in bed, can’t be bad!!! But that didn’t last for long. Off to Portree tomorrow, what excitement!! The dry stone waller and the forester surveying the regeneration are coming. We put them off because of the weather and probably that was a good decision. It is forecast flat calm so it is a good chance to get stores, dump rubbish and fuel up.

In the field this morning Greylags and their young instead of Oystercatchers. So far we have 3 families of Greylags and none have lost chicks, they are very good parents.

Greylag Family

After a busy morning getting things ready for tomorrow it was a quick half hour in the garden arguing with the midgies, then fixing up fuel pumps after last weeks delivery ended with broken pumps. Later in the day the first yachts for a few days arrived, given the weather it is not surprising that they were posted missing,

Yacht Sapphire Arriving

3 in tonight and that brings the total so far this year to 95 overnighters. We haven’t frightened them of yet!!!! Tonights visitors were quick to stock up on seafood and venison, word is getting round.

It was a grey start but it ended up a wonderful day, my computer adviser Dave was asking how it looked tonight so here you are.

Calm Over Big Harbour

In the next hour it got very red in the sky with rainbows, but I was writing the blog, sorry no photos.

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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