Yesterday it was Castaway Claire’s last night on her Island and it looked like this.
August has certainly started badly and the last three days have been interesting. This was the story last night as we were heading up to the cabin to watch a movie with our cottage guests, here we are in summer time having movies with the stove on!!!!!!
Yes there were yachts in, there should be it is the height of summer after all. But at 7.30pm last night it could have been a winters night, apart from the swarms of midgies.
(We have had 100 yachts less visit the harbour since this time last year, we have not seen a kayak for weeks and the small motor boat visitors are non existent. We would not be needing to rely on Yacht trade for sure to keep us going.)
I spoke to Claire on the VHF radio but did not hang about as it was wet, midgie and the movie was under way.
By the time we got away this morning and out to Eilean Garbh, Claire had her tent down, the site all ready for a final tidy then loading. It was a better day for sure. With the help of Wallace and Mike we quickly loaded, the tide was just at the top so there was a bit of a rush.
I could not remember all of the stuff going onto the Island but it must have, it looked like everything but the kitchen sink.
As usual we provided plenty entertainment for the departing yachties who crept past watching us intently through their binoculars.
There were a few bags of plastic empty drums, bits and pieces Claire had found on her walks.
We got away and put Claire ashore on the pontoon ten minutes later, we left half her things on the pontoon under a cover waiting for Ali from Applecross who is coming tomorrow to pick her up. The rest we put up to the bunkhouse where she is going to spend her first night ashore. She had not slept a wink the previous night and was going to have a sleep, it is now 6.30pm and we have not seen her since!!!
Yes, it is raining again.