Trials and Tribulations

Last night I was in Portree picking up Dave, Dave is our technical support. I have bought a mac book thingy and he is going to set it up plus sort out L’s pc. But in the meantime I’ll have him doing manual graft. On the way back from Portree we bumped into dolphins, we tried to play with them but they wern’t interested, just one performer but as usual he was in the water before the shutter caught him.

Dolphin trying to beat the camera

So to-day we decided to lay Calum’s cable, from the genny shed to the house. As usual by the time we took the plywood off the boat, shifted the garden boxes and answered emails plus calls it was 11 o’clock. But by 2pm we had it done and dusted.

Unloading MV Rona

After that it was downhill, guests started to arrive, Dry Harbour visitors were shouting for a boat trip and venison burgers were needed to be made. Baron Kelvin, Dave and Ali had phoned to book the mooring and in the middle of it all John and Jane MacInnes Yacht Stroma rocked up, good to see them, John is an engineer at Ardfern. With the French yacht crew ashore having showers and washing clothes all in all another full on day.

John and Jane giving Instruction

Burying Calum’s Cable

We were invited out to Baron Kelvin, Dave’s motor sailor for dinner and who are we to refuse. But before our night out we had to go check some creels. 6 o’clock we left and by seven we were back. A few prawns and squaties later we were washed and dressed ready for the nights entertainment with Dave and Alison plus their crew. we had a very nice evening floating around in Big Harbour enjoying the sun going down with a glass or three!!!

Baron Kelvin plus bin

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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