The Weather

We are making venison burgers this morning, a morning inside. We have an order for ‘The Lower Deck’ Chippy, down on Pier Road. So it is not a bad day to be doing that inside when it is showery and a little grey. It will improve to-day with yesterday and last night welcome rain passing South. So in the meantime a quick post on the weather.

It has probably been the best weather for sailing or anything this year so far as long as I can remember. We’ve managed to get so much done because the weather has been kind but remember before the lovely spring we had 7 months of grey and rain!!

It had been hot so no surprise when the fog came. last Wednesday, Thursday.

On day two of the grey fog we went to the top of the hill to get some sun.

Sure enough just above the top of the track the sun was out and it was as always lovely to see.

Next day Friday started like this, the Marine Algae Bloom was getting brighter.

I took the RIB out to give it a run, the battery had gone flat, the bilge pump had flattened it. The he sea was so bright, it had been changing slowly these last few days from large areas but now it was all turquoise, really fascinating to see.


Even the harbour was wall to wall turquoise.

That night early on the clouds were shaping up to give us a really nice evening view from the house.As it got later it turned into this (I had gone up the hill with the camera by this stage).

Then back home to find a yacht sailing into the harbour (More later) and by that time it had turned into this.

So back up the hill again and more photos, I have hundred of sunset photos and they are always pleasing to take because every shot is different, no two are ever the same.

The Grand Finale before bed was this one below, possibly one of the best for a long time.

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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3 Responses to The Weather

  1. Catriona Haskell-Ward says:

    Lovely to see your photos, a reminder of our stays, hopefully we will get to come again soon.
    Take care

  2. Lovely photographs, thank you. What is the small tower in the third pic please?

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