More Updates from the Dreich Summer

It is not for me to moan about the weather, in fact possibly we are luckier than most living in the South who are still (in August) sweltering. I prefer the cooler climate but a wee bit, just a wee bit of sun would cheer us all up.

Here is to-day’s mixed bag gallery from the last couople of months.

What we have here is a wee snapshot of the end of June, there were several warm dry days but they seemed to disappear since. Although my next blog unusually is a family summer holiday in the ‘summery East Coast’.

Work continues with Zoe and Richard at path maintenance. Angus MacDowall an old sailing visitor friend and supplier of quality flour from his farm in Drem, East Lotrhian appeared one night on the TV to our surprise. Mungoswells Flour Give it a look. Commenting on fuel prices.

More work around the larder to improve drainage and upgrade the larder. A surprise visit by Calum Stiven of Applenmet who upgraded our internet and then it did not work for two weeks, still not there!!

Who thought we’d see horses in the garden of Rona Lodge, not me. Chanterelle season is here and it should be a good one considsering the humidy and rain.

Big surprise for Lorraine to find an Oak quickly followed by another in the forest by the shore here at Big Harbour. The regen’ romps ahead despite the Deer.

Electrics, Solar, internet and Calum leaving the pontoon all happening in June. With yacht numbers stable which was a surprise because the grey photo here of yachts in the bay is typical. But to-day the 9th of August one almost Gale Bound yacht is all we have at the top of the season. They seem to have dropped off a cliff.

More coming soon Jim!!!

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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