Crashing Laptops

Off to Portree this morning with Pam and Kevin, I had a visit to the Chiropractor to see if she could sort my shoulder. It was a rolly start but soon levelled off to a fine sail into Portree then the sun came out and  Portree harbour looking East was a lovely picture.

I got a few things done in Portree then picked up the mail and headed out to Staffin, one hour later I was ‘sorted’ but I think there is some way to go as the shoulder is still iffy. We picked up Nicky and Ian at Portree who were coming over for the weekend, on the way back we ran into lots of common dolphins, probably 100, a group of 20 to 30 ran with us all the way up to the top of Fladda and then came to the boat and played for a while. I think the best dolphin show I’ve ever seen, what fun they were having. It was very exciting.

Here They Come

Here They Go


Back to Rona and we had a look at the various jobs to be done then the yachts started to arrive, by the time we had dinner we had 6 to add to the 2 French yachts who had stayed from last night. So the next hour saw a steady stream of visitors looking mostly for phone signals.

Ian Trying Hard

After dinner I took Ian out to try for some mackerel and crab. We quickly caught a bucket of fish then lifted the creels for 6 good crab, so that’s tea sorted for tomorrow. we hung on for a while and watched the sun going down but it is really cool so off home we went. Arriving in the Bay the skly turned bright red, should have stayed out I guess.

Photos tomorrow, my new laptop is being funny and it is too late to even contemplate fixing it!!!

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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