Here we are back on the pontoon waiting for our lift back to Rona last Wednesday, thirsty work holidays!!!!!
We got back to Rona with Iain and Margo Bennet our pals from Conon Bridge. Iain was goong to help with a bit of stalking. The weather was, as you can see beautiful.
Coming into Rona we passed Rona 2 one of the Sleat boats, the total yacht visits to Rona so far is 459, a huge leap on past years.
The weather for our week away was stunning 25 + degrees every day and it was a bonus returning to it on Rona. The view here from the common above Stroud was right out to the River Severn, clear as a bell.
Iain and Margo quickly settled into visit mode, but we had a bit of work to catch up on before the weekend visitors arrived.
Saturday was more relaxed with our ‘Darlington pals’ arriving for their Autumn week. As usual a load of stuff was carted off.
Clive and Dave offered their services and a couple of hours later they were scraping the bottom of the boat, it had become terribly slow and no wonder it was pretty thick with barnacles.
Come Sunday we were off up North looking for stags but no result, too warm. But we did see about 50 Dolphins feeding off of the east of Rona. We then headed to Garbh Eilean, the Island between Rona and Raasay for a look for deer but again no Eric!! He is now leading a charmed life. The temperature was nearly 28 degrees so I guess he was in the shade. His time is up so it is with a great deal of remorse that I am going to cull him.
There were no deer just a cast antler but as we were coming down from the top of the island we saw the dolphins coming nearer. I had little petrol left but it was a fantastic chance to see them close up so we went out and sure enough the came and played with us for 15 minutes then we left them in peace, What an experience.
What a day!! And to finish it all my son phoned to tell me that the new baby arrived a boy!!
So it is now Monday morning and we are hoping to get away, fingers crossed it is still flat calm, 25/6/7? degrees and blue skies.