A Day Out to Portee

It was a good day to-day, probably the last for a wee while but nice to have such a calm spell. Always welcome in December.

Sunrise over Arinish

I was up early after a weekend of generator woes.

Red Cuillins

Headed down the ‘Sound’ at first light, porpoises popping up which was a surprise, there was a wee jabble and a big swell, a sign of what is coming. 40 minutes later I was in Portree and it was -1.I defrosted the car thanks to Angus the Harbour Master and set about the shopping list, being careful to avoid the horrible Traffic Wardens of Somerled Sq. Picked up Mike and Lorraine who are over to help us for a week. Loaded with some fuel (and their hens!!!) then back to Rona.A bigger lift on the way back but a good sail, sun splitting the sky, I was chatting to Calum about power issues most of the way back. As we came to the top of Raasay we did see stags on the Ailean Tighe shore and on the tops of Rona but not a lot of sealife on the return.Back into the harbour and the tide was perfect for a drop off at the landing stage we built for the landing craft. Saves walking up and down the gangway. But we had the fuel to lift of with the JCB, so just perfect.Over to Dry Harbour at last light to check on the cottages and generator shed, the views as usual never disappoint.

Roll on tomorrow, Firewood!!

Here are a few Sunsets from the last while.

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 A Day Out to Portee

  1. Beautiful photographs again, thank you

  2. Rhona Johnstone says:

    As usual, Bill a fabulous account and amazing photographs. Love catching up with your life on Rona

  3. Calder says:

    Still reading all your blogs, Bill. Love following your ups and downs and can picture it all vividly.
    There’s been some super skies recently at sunset …. even here on the East coast of Caithness.
    Wishing you and Lorraine a very happy and peaceful Christmas. Xx

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