Fishing

After the excitement of Mondays delivery of our Castaway, it was back to business of taking our visitors out fishing and catching some. Blair, Fay’s youngest always bakes cakes when they visit Rona. This year it was Minions? Tasty they were too. He presented me with some cakes when I went over to Dry Harbour to tell them the departure time for their fishing trip.

YUM!!

YUM!!

I like a cake, too many in fact so that is why we do not have them, but it is nice now and again to have one, Thanks Blair.

The fishing went well, in as much we caught two small Mackerel, some crabs and Squatties. The Sea Eagles was about , as always, the wind was making the sea a bit bumpy so we sheltered, fishing, for a while. But with nothing much else happening and seals around the boat we headed in. Dinner was sorted for everyone and it was looking kind of greyish coming from the North so time to call it a day. Just before we set of we spotted a Gannet resting in the water, so we motored over, it was unimpressed and just turned away, it had obviously been feeding, we could not find the fish though.

Trying To Ignore Us.

Trying To Ignore Us.

OK< I've had enough

OK, I’ve had enough

When I got ashore we had a call from Andy, Dan one of our ferryboat skippers to ask if they could visit Rona that night. It was not a particularly inspiring evening but a run up to the Kilt Rock and over to Rona was the plan. They arrived just around 8pm and were with us for half an hour. We showed them Janet MacKenzie’s Cottage (The Widows Cot) and told them the story and a little of Rona’s history. The trip went well but half an hour after their visit the wind got up and they escaped a bumpy ride home. The report from the visitors was good, despite no whales, Dolphins, otters!!! They particularly enjoyed the Rona stop.

Late Visit.

Late Visit.

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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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