Changing Seasons

Looking For Food

This is the state of play, hen’s looking for grub.

Rust Removal

Plane sailing, I don’t think so. One day of rain and the humidity makes everything red with rust. Don’t need this.

Nearly There

Kevin came to-day with the roof and boards, L helped fit what we had, with the full midgie net. I had to borow it to-day, mouthfulls of the blighters.

Dream Job

Somebody said this must be the dream job, yes it is but the reality is jobs like this. Pulling ragwort, it came in on the hay and just refuses to disappear. Maybe next year.

More Grief

Tonight at 9pm we finally finished repairing this puncture (Friday Night) in time for the changeover tomorrow.

Late Evening Watchers

No wanderers tonight (this was Thursday evening)  although a very calm drive over to check the Dry Harbour water, worrying!!!!

MV Spindrift, First Time on the new pier.

Just catching up with the photos, here’s Kevin doing a Friday run with stuff, mainly boys stuff but there was a Boots order in there.

Chief Engineer MacAskill at looking tyred

Here’s Calum helping hold down the tyre, punctures come in threes, we’ve had two, hopefully not tomorrow during change over, fingers crossed!!

And Finally.

Just before i head off to bed, this was the view that greeted us when we went to Dry Harbour tonight, quite beautiful but it doesn’t show the midges, to-day has got to be the worst but hey ho, tomorrow it will be windy so the midgies will be grounded. I’m off to Inverness to my son’s birthday bash, L is staying put too windy for my boat. More Monday.

Kenny and Gemma were here to-day on MV Seaflower, good to see them back. We enjoyed a Cullen Skink lunch with them and Kevin and caught up on their Olympic travels, even more later.


AND finally, yes Autumn is here, even if the drought has helped, the colours are amazing with purples and all the rest of the colour range, next thing it will be the stags roaring, can’t wait.



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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