Leaving Rona this morning Saturday 12th. Been a busy week getting ready for Mike and lorraine to take over for a week or so.
Weather has been mixed but overall quite good. Just the grey which has been all too familiar this winter.
I was getting logs down to the Lodge and on finishing, tidying the JCB forks away I tried my best to decapitate my finger, I had just crushed it between the forks, ouch. Bruised and bleeding I kept getting flashbacks of how near that was. My reactions are getting a bit slow.
But back to work and lifting slabs with a throbbing pinkie wasn’t the best.
The Sea Eagles put in an appearance again, chasing the herons outside our window and clearing them from their trees over in the forest.
In the middle of the preparations Kenny, Linda and Gemma came over from Shieldaig for a New Years first foot (just a little late, but weather is the key). They chose a wonderful winters day to come, having a long overdue walk to the Dry Harbour settlement. On the way back the sunset was not the best but always worth a good look.
That was the night before and the promise of a sunny day was correct.
After the walk Kenny helped me start a safety net over the Mezzanine floor in the cabin, then back to the house to finish cooking and drams.
Next morning it was up early for a good breakfast and back to the net. Hopefully no one will need it.
MV Seaflower left about lunch time and all that was left was to tidy up and pack, we are off for a weeks holiday, looking forward to the break and good luck to our relief crew.