Sunny Days

Kitted Out For Rona

Kitted Out For Rona

Our visitors are here for a week and to celebrate their association with Rona after 20 years I put Arne to work, kitting him out is never usually a problem but we cannot find his Danish work wear so a rummage in the shed produced a decent boilersuit and a belt fashioned out of a fishing rod case!!!!

Wayfarer Adventurers

Wayfarer Adventurers

Later in the day we spied a mast at the pontoon, I was going down to take our guests out fishing so I met up with two intrepid sailors who had come over for the day on their Wayfarer, it looked in better shape than mine. They had some wind and were finding the sun just perfect, they had sailed from Diabeg and the guy was from Chile but he didn’t sail from there.

Davids Secret Weapons

Davids Secret Weapons

Arne had brought 4 new fishing rods and gear from Denmark, but I was keen to show him David Banks gear that he catches all the big Pollock with, these are Norwegian hand lures fashioned to suit the Sound of Raasay fish. He picked them up on a skiing trip to Norway over 40 years ago.

Coming Home

Coming Home

We got out late afternoon for a fish, the new rods were very good to use but no fish, too bright, too warm too something. But we did get some crab and had them for dinner, delicious.

We sailed into the bay to find 8 yachts on anchor, Seems Rona was the best place to be last night.


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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