Stornoway Coastgaurd



Well it had to happen, we have been watching the yachts trying to find this reef all summer and one or two have had a bite but Yacht Maggie May hit it right in the place you do not want to and leapt out of the water landing further forward tight on the reef. I was on the phone at the time giving a running commentary to Val our ‘Favourite Place’ writer. Shortly after the crewman David arrived at the house looking for a tow. Which i obliged but unsuccessfully. So here we are waiting for Portree Lifeboat to arrive.



I’ve just been out to see them with John and his son from the cottage, a bit of summer excitement!! Had a chat with the skipper who is a bit annoyed at himself but no harm done. With high tide not until 1am Wednesday and only a neep tide, ropes everywhere, anchors that are stuck and a SE wind blowing them onto the rock. The decision to ask the Portree Lifeboat for assistance was agreed upon and they are on their way.

More rescue shots and result tomorrow.

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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