Dreich Day Continues

I was just going to the larder to cut up the stag we got on Thursday night but the Dreich Day has just got dreicher!! It is now lashing rain, joy. So I’ll get the pictures onto the blog.

Just Got Dreicher

Just Got Dreicher

Last night I had an invite out to Yacht Escapade, always a lovely dinner and of course too much alcohol, but great fun. Nick and Anne are great hosts.

Nick, Anne and Clive Tucking in.

Nick, Anne and Clive Tucking in.

Earlier in the day we got our second fleet of creels out, we like to catch a few prawns for tea, good fun and the visitors are very interested in the fishing and what comes up.

The Apprentice

The Apprentice

Calum and Irene had left after helping to get the creels onto the pier. We had had a good weekend with Calum’s birthday celebrations, which after a birthday breakfast, consisted of sorting the Escape house central heating (at last).

Birthday Breakfast John Ellis playing!

Birthday Breakfast John Ellis playing!

We got it a lot cooler and under control but Dave and Sharon our new visitors will be trying to turn it up it is very cold to-day with the North wind.

Scratching the Head

Scratching the Head

Always best to read the instructions.

Now What

Now What

It was not all work though and we went out to Garbh Eilean to look for stags, Irene and myself scrambled onto the Island and Calum fished for a while. We saw stags but only managed to get a Mink!

Calm Kyle Rona

Calm Kyle Rona

We came back in and had a wee dram before tea, then just as we were tidying up we got the call, MV Puma with Richard and Barbara on board had snagged our mooring.

Moored Up !!

Moored Up !!

What fun, Richard 87 years old, had dragged his anchor doing a bit of ploughing and had caught the ground chain. We tried to free him but it was hopeless and it was decided that we should leave him there overnight and a fellow yachtsman would dive on the disaster in the morning. Richards wife was full of advice!!!

Trying To Free The Puma

Trying To Free The Puma

The Skipper

The Skipper

Am getting invaded by very wet yachtsmen and ladies, must go!!

 

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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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One Response to Dreich Day Continues

  1. The Olivers says:

    The Olivers are looking forward to seeing you, and to our trip to Rona in August. Will you still be stalking then ? We’re coming straight to Rona this year and after you we’re off to Harris for a week. See you soon !

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