The Spring sunshine continues, it feels almost summer, this was the view to-day from the Island at the mouth of the harbour!! And it was so hot.
Yes it was that bright and all day to-day (Wednesday), I’d gone out to the Island on a sea trial because I knew Kenny was coming, just in case I broke down and needed a tow. But all of that was forgotten in the excitement (more tomorrow, it’s late!!).
Back to last week and the list is getting just a wee bit shorter, it has been good to get so many sunny dry days, with so much achieved.
The new hens had outstayed their welcome in the poly tunnel and with the weather so good it was a quick shift down to the old hen run, now secure.
The hens are a bit jumpy but they will settle and they are now shut in every night, the mink are very much still about. Last week Mark spotted one over on the shore at Dry Harbour. Meanwhile back at the Lodge the timber sitting in the shed for 6 months finally made it onto the wall. It almost didn’t though as the health and safety executive were less than impressed at my scaffolding skills!!
I was put off the job. Just as well the camera case was hiding the offending scaffold.
Half an hour later I was back in business and got the job done, L was a wee bit happier.
Monday it was up to the garage to put the new carb onto one of the outboards and get them ready for down to the boat. By the afternoon I had them on and running.
Next day it was hot again, perfect weather for finishing off the engine refit and pulling the boat down to below the high water mark. Always a mission it was still no easier this time, I must get a trailer. That night the boat floated and I headed out to the Island at the mouth of the harbour, it was good to be back on the water under my own steam.
Even better to see Eric and his mate watching me from the highest point on the Island. I had a few things to do to the boat and would then have a good run out and since Kenny was coming over from Shieldaig with a group I made up my mind to be out before he came just in case of any problems, plus the fact that I was now seaborne I could have a look on the Islands for Eric’s antlers which we like to collect every year.
And here is the view this morning from Garbh Eilean, just as Kenny spotted Eric and his pal running to the East side of the Island for a swim.
It is getting late so more tomorrow.
Swimming stags, antlers and more sun!!
To be continued…………………