Been a long Summer

Way back at the end of spring it seemed we were in control of everything but it looks like the summer has got away from us. With so much on it is impossible to get no more than a few posts on facebook now and again. There is so much that has happened it is difficult to condense it into a single blog post so yet again I’ll put a few photos on this post to try to bring me up to date.

The weather was good after the prolonged cold spell, it was shaping up to be a good summer.

A new jeep on the first landing craft since the house build. Fuel came, scrap went all on yet another calm day.

Portree visits every week, parking chaos, lots of yachts, sorting out the landing craft delivery. Dan’s RIB appeared and has been here almost every night since. The poly tunnel explodes, sadly the Base up North closes. All going on!!

We have had some unusual boats in, the big one here flying a Maltese Flag, a superyacht? Church Cave (or Giants Cave) got a new box, there was some debate on social media about the stone cross, well visitors put it there, it has been there for years. It is a Cross, very similar to a Celtic cross, well done them!!!!! Dan still busy.

Lots of wildlife around, geese, deer even an Eagle outside the house. The weather continues.

For more Red Deer pictures from this year go to the Rona Red Deer Page.

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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2 Responses to Been a long Summer

  1. Nice to see your post Bill. It seems that you’ve had a busier summer than normal. Is that the BUTEC range just off Applecross that has been closed? I live down in Dumfriesshire now so don’t get all the news from up north. The box in the entrance to the cave looks like the top of a child’s desk, what did it turn out to be?
    I can well imagine the parking chaos in Portree.

  2. Caroline says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful photos

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