Last Chance Before The Invasion

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.

The Final Push

The Final Push

Saturday mid day after the arrival of the rails I was short of, the job was completely finished. Hurray!!

The Finished Article.

The Finished Article.

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!

Phase 1

Phase 1

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.

Leaving Rona

Leaving Rona

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.

First Yacht Mast of the Season, Cromarty though!

First Yacht Mast of the Season, Cromarty though!

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.

Look At My Nails

Look At My Nails

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.

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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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