Too Hot Even For The Barbecue!!!

At last, on Rona we have some of the sunshine that the South has been having and for once we are happy on a hot day to do the blog. It is that hot. (Tuesday).

Last week was a different matter with the week ending with a real winter feel with gales and lots of rain. It did not stop Fay’s boys enjoying themselves out on MV Rona.

Fraser and Blair

Fraser and Blair

Due to the computer taking over I seem to have lost some photos and now it is Wednesday another hot day, hopefully I can recover the photofiles!!

At the weekend our  friends Jo and Ian from Yacht Dragonfly arrived and we enjoyed a coffee up at the cabin, I managed to capture them through the window. Last year Jo had got a bit lost on the hill but arrived safely back this year with no problems, good to see them.

Jo and Ian, DragonflyJo and Ian

Saturday was the pits though, real winters day (in July) and nothing but reports of glorious weather elsewhere. There were quite a few damp yachts about but our ferry did not sail.

Stormy Saturday

Stormy Saturday

Overkill!!

Overkill!!

We got on with the new path despite problems, the new chains had not arrived on Tuesday with Calum and Irene but we soldiered on.

Worn Out

Worn Out

The Guinness Rock.

The Guinness Rock.

We are putting a new pedestrian path around the Lodge, it is to the East of us and was an old walking path years ago before getting overgrown. To fence of the house and area for the sheep we can now get the visitors to go up this new path and they can still visit Rona Lodge for showers, venison and anything else we can supply. Of course it will fence the dogs away from our stock and we will not be chasing dog owners who think that Rona is a playground for their special pet at expense of our lambs, wildlife and hens!!!! More Later!!!

Another Driech day

Another Driech day

Visitors of off Yacht ‘Glance’ were pretty wet but still came ashore to enjoy Church Cave and get some venison steaks.

Innovation

Innovation

Sunday came, a bit grey but soon cleared to sunshine which we still have, a wheel had collapsed on the launching trolley and with Ian and Jo’s help I got the Wayfarer down to the shore. But not without incident. The wheel eventually gave up the ghost just as it got to its final destination.

Monday it was off to Portree, grey start but again it cleared. The shepherds were gathering and it is always an impressive sight to see, the strings of sheep heading home for shearing.

Gathering

Gathering

Unfortunately I still cannot get the first photofile back so the second choice photos have to do.

I had a good visit to Portree and got the Vet, post, recycling and shopping done, Calum kept an eye on the boat and without any problem got an appointment with the medical centre on a Monday morning, time my choice. we have an excellent medical centre in Portree.

I got back to Rona mid afternoon, just settled down to read the paper and I got a call from Portree Police, seems a complaint was made. I had harassed a yachtsmen on Rona. But once I explained to the policeman that the yachtsman in question was in our sheep field with the dog off the lead, well there is not really any more to say.

 

 

 

 

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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 Too Hot Even For The Barbecue!!!

  1. Hallaig says:

    Harassed a yachtsman on Rona . . aaahahahahahaaaaaaa . . I am looking after my wee Dad and it gets harder by the day . . home to let the dogs out etc . and read the blog . . hilarious . please don’t ever stop writing !!!!!!

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