We’re Off.

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.

The View from the JCB

The View from the JCB

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.

Laying slabs

Laying slabs

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.

Wednesday Night.

Wednesday Night.

That was the night before and the promise of a sunny day was correct.

Thursday Night

Thursday Night

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.

Rona Venison in Full Flow

Rona Venison in Full Flow

Next morning it was up early for a good breakfast and back to the net. Hopefully no one will need it.

Recycled Fish Net

Recycled Fish Net

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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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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