Why we stay on Rona, reason 1

Leaving Big Harbour 6.45am!

Here we were enjoying the flat calm sailing to Portree to then go to the Highland Chiropractor in Inverness. Half way across a massive Minke was feeding, very nice to see but not enough time to stop for photos. A few porpoises added to the journeys excitement. Once in Portree we dropped the boat on the pontoon and Kevin took it to the mooring, ta for getting fuel Kevin. Much appreciate that.

Heading round the Black Rock

Then we hit the road, dumped the empties at the glass collection boxes, pick up mail and headed down the road. Being early we thought we would miss the traffic but by the time we got to Kyle we came on a few hold ups with holiday makers hitting the road, all was well until we got to the single track and there he was waiting for us in a lay by, I saw him pull out but it was too late. 5 miles later a small double track stretch appeared and here we go we shot past. I love the Kyle to Dingwall road but I get very tired looking at the back of a caravanette at 27 mph.

The Rear View

Yes it is a nice view but there is a view from the rear mirror, that will be grumpy Bill behind you!!!! Hey ho, they don’t all hold us up, one pulled in in Broadford on the way home but it still is a good reason to stay on Rona, no cars therefore no hold ups. The chiropractor went well, straighten your posture he said, then it was a dash round Tesco and back to Portree. Portree was relatively busy, Dan & co had pretty full boats. Three fish suppers and off back to Rona, just outside the bay, a pod of Dolphins having fun, any other time it would have been a must stop but cold fish suppers are not too good so on we went. Two yachts in tonight, quiet for June but not to bad. We had a call from my sister Margaret her daughter Fiona and husband Tom had a baby girl to-day Ishbel, very good news to finish the day. Good luck to them all.

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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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