Dreich Days

I just looked up Dreich in the dictionary! Adjective/Scottish: (especially of weather) dreary;bleak. Well that is what it is a very typical mid summers day, but hopefully it will pass quickly and I can get out and about.

it seems like an age ago we were in Edinburgh , so much has happened since I guess. But Edinburgh was fun in the sunshine, we visited  Britannia, me for the second time and the exhibition was much better than I remember and they now have Prince Philips Yacht Bloodhound which had been restored, a proper boat!! Very Sleek.

Bloodhound

Bloodhound

After that we carried on through the Father’s Day traffic, nightmare and onto North Berwick to the Bass Rock which was one of the wonders of Scotland, incredible. A must visit. To see so many gannets and sea birds so close to our capital was the highlight of the weekend.

The Bass Rock

The Bass Rock

Thousands of Gannets

Thousands of Gannets

A quick walk up Arthurs Seat and then back to the Hotel for a relaxing evening, all too soon it was Monday and I dropped L off at the station and headed North back to Rona.

 

 

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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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