George Surveying His Catdom

If you look at the header left hand side you will see the Island cat George at the top of the hill, ‘Acaseid Mhor’ . He’s busy just now patrolling all night because it is so light and of course he sleeps all day.

After a lazy start it was paperwork and emails. With the weather so good it is difficult to stay in but it has to be done and it felt cold and damp outside almost like a November morning but as usual once the cloud thinned it warmed up. Later in the day I took the mower and strimmer to Escape to cut their grass. Again with no rain the grass has only needed cutting twice this year of course the deer help. I hear the crofters  are buying hay in for the Outer Isles stock as there is very little growth.

The View from Escape Gate

I met the holiday visitors at Dry Harbour and organised a Supper Club for Wednesday, so it looks like a cooking day tomorrow for some of it. I mentioned I might go stalking tonight and James and Emma were very keen to go so we’ll see later on.

On returning to Big Harbour Menno and Janie were in their office preparing for a trip round Skye tomorrow.

Menno, Janie and Lottie Office Working

As we were chatting the yachts started to arrive, with strong winds over the weekend many were holed up somewhere and all of a sudden the Inner Sound and Sound of Raasay were full of sails. The count so far tonight is 6 there may be more, I’m off stalking.

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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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