The wedding week is over, the last guests left yesterday and now the house is quiet, we can take a deep breath and take stock. The photos have been coming through by email and here is a selection we have chosen which tells the story, from a week last Friday.
This was the last photo I took at the Friday wedding of Eilidh Ann and Alasdair in the Portree Community centre, a great day, a little wet at night but no word of the gale next day.
The Friday night wedding was great but the photos were a bit blurred, don’t know why!!!!!!
We woke up early, went round to Pam and Kevin’s. No sign of life. We went back around 9 am suspecting that we would not be going back to Rona, only to find the skipper and crew togged up ready to go. But by the time they got out to the boat it had become very stormy and the journey back to the slip after the call off was hairy (and wet) for them.
The picture does not do the weather justice, suffice to say this was a week last Saturday in Portree when we were storm bound, force 8 at least, waves breaking over the boats in the bay but calm at 2.30pm and we were on our way.
We arrived home after a relatively calm sail although Lorraine might not agree. With the help of Murray, my son and his partner Stacy we put our heads down and ‘tried’ to get things ready, the last job on Sunday was clearing the sheep mess (plenty of it) from what is left of our lawn.
It was a very nice picture to waken up to (at 6.30am) on our wedding day.
With the boats on their way we were going hammer and tongs in the kitchen, just about getting there and with 20 minutes until the first boat we were all putting the wedding cake together, nightmare.
MV Seaflower arrived with the prawns and salmon and that finished the table.
A surprise (beautifully prepared) second wedding cake arrived from Pam on MV Aspire (tastes very good too)!! More goodies arrived on MV Stardust. Much Appreciated.
Then it was off to the cave:
We had a break whilst the guests headed home, I guess some had a real tiring day!!!!!!!
Our thanks to everyone who came, to Murray and Stacy for their help all week. The kps and staff that dropped in and for everyone’s generosity and support. Finally to Donnie G and his wife Debbie for their great support and company.
Thank you all.