Reflecting on the week past and catching up on the blog it is wonderful what a week of weather and good company do for you. We have had many yachts lately (more later) but Calum and Irene had most of them when we were away for the weekend. But to end last week, Arne was desperate to catch fish and my enthusiasm was so great I had to read up on fishing as I was doing it.
On the other hand Arne’s was getting sorely tried as the Pollock refused all our efforts even on a rough sea on the Thursday night, but we did have plenty frozen.
We returned back, headed into the harbour and checked up on Peter on his yacht, a regular to Rona. He has limited sight and last year lost a kidney but he loves to sail, oh and he is 80!!! But he was fine, still enjoying kidneys on toast for breakfast, he said. We reported to his wife who was pleased for the heads up.
The bay was full of yachts on Thursday night and a queue quickly formed for the showers, good feedback and positive visitors enjoying the changes and especially the new paths.
It is getting near the stalking time and we set too sorting out the targets, pressing Arne into work on the mel. For once in my life I have a proper lie down for target practice.
Thursday night I visited our guests, Seascape and Escape. Stopping for a glass of wine in the very holiday lounge of Escape, well done all for clearing up. Much appreciate it.
Off in the morning to Portree, we took off to Inverness Airport and left Dorte and Arne heading for the Kyle train, a lovely journey to Dingwall. We had hired a car as ours is quite small and picked our travelers up at the station after they had a walk round Dingwall. Which was interesting!
The weather was good, we were booked into Kingcraig House at Invergordon so we headed up to Dunrobin. Bumped into Bruce our forester friend who works there sometimes with his company ‘ Scottish Woodlands’. My son was working there too but I just missed him. The visit was really good and I must recommend it, much better than the last time many years ago.
On to the hotel, an old ‘Seaforth MacKenzie’ House, very nice too and owned by the same people who own the Cuillin Hills Hotel in Portree, I wondered why there was so many brochures from Skye there.
Next day a trip down the A9 to Bruar, which is always worth a look (in the sale shop). Then onto ‘The Howard Hotel’ in Edinburgh for two days of Summer break. That evening we met up with the Estate factor and his wife and headed out to Kyloe in the Rutland for dinner, that is where the Pina Colada came out of. It was very nice I was told.
More later, Calum has just arrived. Thurs’ 20th: