Sunny Why Not Go Swimming!!!!!

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.

Taking Off

Taking Off

They hesitated when they saw my boat by their diving board but two seconds later they were in the water ‘proper wild swimming’

Wild Swimming

Wild Swimming

They never stopped, making better time than I imagined and I was calling Kenny telling him to hurry up.

Made It

Made It

Kenny arrived and his guests had a great view of the deer swimming then making it out of the water.

_DSC0052They (the stags) stopped on the bank, looked back with disdain and then sauntered off. Another two for the count.

Heading For Lunch

Heading For Lunch

Kenny and Gemma headed into the harbour looking for the Northern Diver I had seen when I was steaming out.

Moored Off

Moored Off

Nothing for it but to head home, an invite to lunch on the Seaflower had added a bit of urgency to the departure.

The Geese Are Back

The Geese Are Back

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 Waiting Apprehensive

Kenny Waiting Apprehensive

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.

Lunch Is Served

Lunch Is Served

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.

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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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