We have many otters on Rona, they are as always quite elusive. For sure if you went out early in the morning or late at night at this time then you could and will find them. There are places where they frequent and are often seen. However the Otter although elusive has a habit of turning up at the top of the tide during the day  and fishing around the harbour in broad daylight. Much to the surprise of the yachties sitting in their wheelhouses at anchor. In this series of pictures we were getting ready to go out fishing and chatting by the shore when he appeared. We got in the boat and he promptly disappeared. I decided not to go fishing and tied up the boat and as I walked past the end of the pier he appeared again. I then lay down and watched him for half an hour but sadly he did not venture out of the water this time, he had small pickings but if he had found a fish he would have come out. Better luck next time.

The Sandpiper

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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