Passed in a blur!

That was the weekend that was, I guess. Another busy time on Rona, Sunday morning Calum arrived to check out on the electrics, especially the larder and water shed. After a full day we are a lot further on in the refurb’ of the electrical system here. The weather was fine although a little grey. Flat calm sometimes then quite blowy. We had a visit from two Skye based kayakers and had a good chat with them, they were looking for fresh water and we were happy to oblige, they were heading back Sunday but I heard through the grapevine that some kayakers had got stuck so I guess they might have been involved.

Happy Kayak Campers

Saturday night there were seven boats in Rona, some did not come ashore and left early next day, the others came for walks and there was a little trade. Some avoided landing dues  but the French yacht ‘ Seaflake’ from Cherbourg had a bit of shopping. They were travelling from their home near Grenoble but keep the yacht in the North, their 82 year old Father,  Gilbert spoke very good English and they were all really enjoying Scotland.

The Crew of Yacht Seaflake

Half of Sunday was spent preparing for Kenny and Linda, MV Seaflower coming over for the night, they arrived late but we had a good meal and crack. Calum and Irene visited for a while then left us to it, it was quite a late night but always good to have visitors in the Lodge. It was even better to wake up to glorious sunshine this morning.

MV Seaflower

Linda and Kenny left mid morning and all that is left to do is clear up and get ready for Dave coming from Portree, so for the rest of the week it is computer work and if the sunshines I’ll drag Dave away from the computer and get some manual work done, loads to do, deciding where to start is the problem.

Anyway I’m off to Portree to get Dave.

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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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