Late start to-day, last night was a late one. We had a walk in the rain looking for deer and saw plenty. Above Dry Harbour 14 in one group we spotted several hinds, calves and followers. Pretty special to see the young ones not too old running about, the only negative was the midgies and the much needed rain. But back to normal first thing this morning, Mike is just about finished, we’ll miss his ‘Maryhill’ humour. the corner we tried to push back yesterday didn’t present too many problems but it took a full day to rectify it.
Lorna and Ken came over to walk in the forest and they had a chat with Mike in the passing. Mike was intrigued byLorna’s ‘Toorie bobble’, best sun and midgie hat he had ever seen. I’d been on the phone and emailing all morning, which for me is more tiring than a day on the shovel or strimmer. It cleared after lunch, the midgie went away and it was a stunning afternoon. 2 yachts + 2 Motor sailors arrived bringing the total of boat visitors to one hundred and fifteen so far this year. There was a little trade but maybe more tomorrow. No change over this week, we’ve a blank which is great because we can give the cottages a real deep clean and get them up to spec for the rest of the season. So over to Dry Harbour to see our soon to be departing guests. Both cottages were very happy with their week on Rona and are promising to come back.
With a view from the top like this who would blame them.
Back to Base for tea but more phone calls only interrupted by our Raasay born cat George stalking our very free range hens.
Don’t think he could eat one in a oner but you never know. He enjoys practising his stalking techniques on our 4 hens. After dinner we had more free range visitors, a black face ewe and her lamb, regular visitors to our garden and more escapees rather than free range, but I guess it helps to keep the grass down.