Now Where Were We.

Monday morning and midgie. After a couple of weeks entertaining guests I can at last get back to some sort of normality.

We have just been visited by 13 Danes and it does feel like we have been invaded, raided, now we are home it is very quiet, calm, sunny and back to normal. I just had a look at the ‘last post’ and a lot has happened since then, here is a quick resume.

Connecting up

Connecting up

The Eigg team got us connected and I have to report a very fast service, long may it continue. That was Tuesday 29th. Hugh made his way up from the South end and worked around the house for a day, tidying up, the weather up until5 minutes after he finished was perfect, then it rained.

First Phase Finished

First Phase Finished

We all headed off and Hugh went home, we hurried to Edinburgh stopping in Perth to see our pal Lorraine whom I rescued from a very irate Tesco customer!!!!!!!

Annual Pick Up

Annual Pick Up

We usually get Lorraine and Mike from Perth to pick up our annual supply of Rona whisky but with 13 ‘thirsty Danes coming, we went by ourselves.

Tasty

Tasty

Des kindly showed us round the distillery and we were treated to our own personal tour. The distillery has had a lot of improvements since our first tour many years ago, all good.

Dreich Days

Dreich Days

Then it was back home, the weather was mixed but the hardy Danes enjoyed whatever came, the fish were another matter. They were pretty absent but a few lobsters were caught and crab.

Cookery School

Cookery School

Evenings were filled with everyone round the kitchen cooking, drinking and enjoying the various dishes being made with ‘What We Have’.

Cookery Discussion

Cookery Discussion

Lots of discussions and superb dishes were followed by long evenings around the table, typicval Rona Lodge summer nights!!

The Logistics

The Logistics

Sometimes very long Summer nights.

The Howard

The Howard

All too soon we were back in Edinburgh, us visiting friends and the Danes buying up tartan!!! After two nights in the wonderful Howard Hotel in Great King Street (Highly recommended) it was a long road back to Rona, the party over.

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

It was a pleasant sail with glorious skies and a bottle of pop, Dan’s fish and chips in good company.

Long Lost Cousins

Long Lost Cousins

I got a call from my sister letting me know our cousins from the deep South had arrived and of course we had completely forgotten. So next day arrangements were made and Steph’ and Jeff arrived with Hugh who was back for more. We had a couple of lovely days with them, good weather, good nights and of course around the Rona Lodge table.

And Back To Work

And Back To Work

Work carried on, George the cat missing Lorraine took to following her about, a mysterious animal was reported outside the Lodge and we thin k it is definitely there whatever it is as George has been acting very weird. We are on the lookout.

The yachts have been slow, the usual performances!!!!!!!!!!!! The bunkhouse has had kayakers, good lads from the Joint Services, Ballachuillish. The weather generally good for them although Ricky up at the Qinetic Base told me a disturbing story about a group from the South who had one ‘paddler’ exhausted that they had to deal with and who then enjoyed the hospitality of Qinetic to the full. Kayakers are generally very aware but some are maybe pushing their luck!! I’ve seen too many.

So here we are Tuesday morning now, Calum took Steph’ and Jeff away yesterday. Kenny and Gemma are coming over from Shieldaig to-day, Hugh is well through Dry Harbour heading North. Me I’m just running around in circles but there is light at the end of the tunnel. More 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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2 Responses to Now Where Were We.

  1. Lesley says:

    Wow I’m Exhausted reading all that, you sure been busy.
    Lol les

  2. Alicowie says:

    Hope all that hardware stands up to the next gale!! Faster internet than here now!

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