Snowy Days

Just a quick post to-day before breakfast. I’m trying my best to take time off at the weekend at least. Yesterday morning after a good fall of snow there was much excitement. Not from me but from Lorraine, my thoughts immediately go to the sheep and deer, it is tough with the rain and wind here but when the temperature drops and the snow comes there is added danger. But the sheep certainly turned up as usual (early) so the snow was not deep enough to cause any problems. But all the same it is lovely to see the snow on Rona, we do not see much of it here at sea level. I always like to head out over the Island at this time, there are often many tracks in the snow, showing just what is on the ground.

Hungry Sheep

Once I fed the sheep it was time to head off on a walk to the Base. I was not disappointed to come on Otter tracks up at the top gate, a favourite crossing place. But then very disappointed to see Mink tracks heading along the road.

Heading North

I wanted to see some if there were many deer about too and to touch base with the guys at the Base. Masks, gloves and hand sanitizer even on Rona was the form.

North of Storr

Enjoy the photos.

Magical in The Forest

Rona Light

Loch Braighe

Looking South

The Old Man of Storr

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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5 Responses to Snowy Days

  1. Again superb photos, thank you. Bad news about the mink.

  2. Stuart says:

    Some beautiful Winter views there. Thanks for posting.

  3. Keith Loynes says:

    Lovely pictures, it looks so peaceful.

  4. Morag Burton says:

    Hi Bill, you don’t know me but I’ve been following your blog with great interest for a few years now. I’m retired and live in Lochcarron. I won’t bore you with my life story, but this past year has allowed me to seriously engage with my artistic endeavours and I’ve been painting regularly, mainly in pastel.
    Your leading pic yesterday with the two hinds is a cracker, and I was wondering if you might allow me to use it as inspiration for a painting at some point? I should say though that the finished piece may have little resemblance to it even if I want it to !!
    All the best for 2021
    Morag Burton

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