Gone Fishing

Every evening lately when I sit down to write the blog other forces conspire to stop me. Last night was no exception but it was not hard to abandon the blog in favour of dinner on Yacht Etoile, more of that later.

We had an absolutely fabulous day yesterday and after the dinner on Wednesday it was a clean up and finish the stage of the garden shed/summer house/studio up top. Jeremy (yacht Etoile) helped me in the morning finishing the sheeting then I went back later to square up a few things and tidy up. The heat was fantastic with no midges.

During the day I took a look at the larder to see how the deer carcase was shaping up. The  fridge seems to be behaving after problems earlier on this year. I guess I’ll have to get it serviced soon. On the way back down from the larder the sparkling seas really took my eye, we’ve been very lucky with the summer this year after 6 months of winter rain but I hear that is about to change as the jet stream is shifting!!

Sparkling Seas

A steady stream of yachts kept us on our toes then Jeremy, Kath and spaniel Meg invited us to tea, no contest, we were happy to accept and headed out at 6ish for a lovely meal and craig on their new yacht. We return latish and I was too tired to face the laptop.

Aboard The Yacht ‘Etoile’

Meg,  their spaniel used to live on Rona, sadly it had been badly treated before we got her and she was very timid, gun shy and hyper. Kath took a real shine to Meg and took her away to the South and has since made a fantastic job of bringing her on, she is a real character and companion for them. It was great to see her back and looking very well.

Meg, resting!!

Time to go now, we are off fishing. The visitors from the cottages are looking for a boat trip and some fish, the weather is shaping up to be a good day so we’ll get a cast I’m sure, yesterday became very windy with 3 to 4 forecast but a good 5 was blowing most of the day. Here’s hoping it won’t blow up to-day.

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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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