Even on a Bad day there’s something to do on Rona!!!

So John said in Escape as we got it ready for our new guests arriving ‘hopefully’ tomorrow (Saturday), more later about that.

John Sampling The Rona Whisky

They say every picture tells a story, well it was just a mouthful after I filled the wee decanter of whisky we leave in each house and it was a grim day of weather anyway. So a wee cheer up!!

Yesterday (Thursday) was something else, 60 mph gusts, streams appearing where we had not seen streams before. We had to shutter up the summer house like it was expecting ‘Hurricane Katrina’. Although it is pretty sheltered from the worst wind direction.

Awaiting the storm

We got some inside winter work done, mainly painting. But the sea did not inspire us for a ferry trip on Friday or Saturday .

John looking for inspiration

What a change in the weather after our trip to Portree Wednesday to collect some material. it was a really lovely day but once out on the sea we could feel the weather building for the rest of the week. It was a wet sail and that was not so good with OSB board and windows on board.

Heading Home Loaded up.

We had been in Portree delivering venison to some of our customers to make room for the next batch, we picked up the mail and found the new camera bought on ebay for £75.00 and it is brand new in the bag, at that price I thought it worth a punt and I’m not disappointed. A Lumix GF2 the next model up from my current day to day camera.

Also in the mail was a tenner from  Yacht Ocean Lord who could not get ashore to pay, thank you to them and much appreciated.

We tried to get our guests over tonight Friday, but failed as the sea and wind did not calm down and tomorrow looks difficult too. Also two of our guests are intending to kayak over, bizarrely enough they might make it but Spindrift may not, we’ll keep you posted.

 

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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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