Saturday we had to get off Rona early (or late as it was). Our guests left in the morning and our relief crew arrived on that boat BUT the forecast was not good for us going away Sunday so we tipped Kevin off that he may be back for us at 6pm that night.
It had been a busy week and I had finally finished the cottage at Skyescape. The decking being the final piece of the (long) jig saw.
Saturday mid day after the arrival of the rails I was short of, the job was completely finished. Hurray!!
The rain had been going straight through the wall of Escape so some remedial work was required and the idea was that myself and Calum would ‘have a go’ at pointing but Calum was keen to have me start it so it would be ‘what we both wanted. So!
three hours in the afternoon we went at it and got the first bit done where it had been leaking worst. We were happy with it so we retired to Rona Lodge for our dinner and the arrival of MV Spindrift for the second time of the day.
We put the Rona boat onto the mooring for safety after checking the GPS of the new mooring we hope to put in, then very quickly departed. We had a bit of a drive to Strathpeffer where we were going to be holed up for a few days.
Sunday we picked up our deer counters Margo and Ian who live in Conon now and headed to Cromarty for lunch. We bumped into Janey and Menno Verburg, yachting friends (Yacht Wapiti) whom we had not seen for a while. We spent an enjoyable hour with them in their recently renovated ‘Bank House’ and thenhad a quick visit to Inverness. After a busy day, very tired we headed home to ‘the Strath’.
Next day was shopping and at the end of it I phoned home to find out our first yacht of the season had been in, sadly!! We missed it but we did see plenty yachts getting ready on the East coast.
To-day, well that has been shopping and trying to get to grips with a very busy Inverness. It has changed so much. Afternoon we visited my Grand Daughter who at two years old + was very proud of her new nails!!!!!
Later we went to Little Italy for dinner, highly recommended in fact I’m off to look for it on trip advisor to comment, it was that good.
Back home Thursday.