29 Degrees – No Kidding

We have been busy, it is almost a month since the last post, so much has happened since then but as usual it is all about the weather. So the update briefly is that winter finished Friday afternoon last week, a wee blip on Saturday then sunshine, very warm and heat, lots of heat since.

Tea Break at the Office, Rona Lodge

Tea Break at the Office, Rona Lodge

So long since the last blog that Steve (a blog follower) and Fiona rocked up on Cat’ Orca to see what was happening.


Catamaran Orca, Morning Sun

They arrived midday, picked up the mooring and Steve was pressed into work when he stepped ashore.



Got the boat in at the weekend, no point in it being in any earlier as we were away for two weeks.

Full Blast

Full Blast

But as usual there were issues with the engines, just as well Steve rocked up because I had given up after a very hot day yesterday over the two engines. They are going well now, as well as two 10+ year old outboards with 1000 hours each on them can.

It was good to be back on the sea and am looking forward to a few more trips once we get the port engine running just a little bit better.

Sunday Night "Sula"

Sunday Night “Sula”

Friday night Shieldaig yacht “Sula” arrived with the 8 crew aboard, they had had a lively week and were out of wine, steak and burgers.

Shopping on Rona

Shopping on Rona

We were happy to oblige and had our first major sale of the year.

22 Degrees at 8pm Top of The Hill " Meal Acarseid "

22 Degrees at 8pm Top of The Hill ” Meal Acarseid “

To-day, I am reliably told it is 29 degrees down at sea level, I’m not surprised, seldom have we felt the heat as much in May. There are now a few yachts and kayakers appearing, we had a yacht in Sunday, two so far tonight and a few sails out in the two Sounds.

Work on Rona, lambing, getting ready for the season has all gone too fast and there are still things to do but we will get there. We were in Europe on a road trip up to Denmark over a couple of weeks and Ali and Clive held the fort very well in our absence. The list of work was more than completed. Even with the distraction of Leicester winning the cup (Clives a Fan, I think).20160503_151007Further Catch Up To Follow


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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1 Response to 29 Degrees – No Kidding

  1. Claire Calder says:

    Hi there Bill and Lorraine. Glad all is going well. Now if only I had had those temperatures for the Castaway !!! Mind you, I am struggling to get used to that heat in my new abode on the South coast of Kent. Very best wishes to you for the season. Castaway Claire. X

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