Catching up on yesterdays excitement, here I am around 11.30am on Garbh Eilean, looking for deer and antlers. Just as Kenny arrived at the mouth of the harbour Eric and his mate appeared. They stopped to looked at me but by the time I got the camera ready they were off. a quick call to Kenny and he turned the boat round I figured they would swim off.
They hesitated when they saw my boat by their diving board but two seconds later they were in the water ‘proper wild swimming’
They never stopped, making better time than I imagined and I was calling Kenny telling him to hurry up.
Kenny arrived and his guests had a great view of the deer swimming then making it out of the water.
Kenny and Gemma headed into the harbour looking for the Northern Diver I had seen when I was steaming out.
Nothing for it but to head home, an invite to lunch on the Seaflower had added a bit of urgency to the departure.
On the way in a pile of grey geese swam across in front of me, there were only two here for a week, now there are lots, all making lots of noise, some here some at Dry Harbour.
Kenny and Gemma had spent a bit of time this week on the Seaflower tidying it up after the winter so I wasn’t surprised to see him waiting to take my ropes. My record of berthing is pretty robust. With no tyres to bounce off(lost over the winter storms) it was a new experience bouncing off the old fishing bhouys I had used to replace them.
A quick change and back to the Seaflower for lunch, one of the perks of the job!!
To-day Thursday, it was fitting the decking at the back of Skyescape but more of that tomorrow.