Author Archives: Bill Cowie
September in a Flash
September is the busy month, leading up to the Red Deer Rut when everything stops for that, the yacht visitors are just peaking and on the way down. Looking forward (apprehensively) to Winter time so there is much to do. … Continue reading
How Do You Do This?
Here we are at last at the end of a particularly busy period. It is so long between posts that I forget how to post anything, so bear with me. I’m starting this on the 13th October, who knows when … Continue reading
, Sadly I have had this subject on the blog before. We have many good friends and regular sailing visitors to our beautiful anchorage. For many years I watched yachts struggle to anchor. Many Yacht owners were forced to sit … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
What Happened to the Sun!!
Here’s a few photos to get the blog going again, Been Silly Busy. Third week in July this was taken, a cracking hind and her stag calf took up residence around the house, lovely to see. More pictures coming shortly. … Continue reading
The Annual Landing Craft
Most years we have a landing craft. This years delivery had a different feel to it altogether. After months of looking for a couple to join us on Rona we finally had success and on the 26th May 2022 the … Continue reading
Here’s a thing, a Bon Accord lemonade bottle, found at the back of the generator shed. It brought back happy memories. I wondered how it got there, I see the company stopped producing pop in 2000. When we lived in … Continue reading
Now for April
The catch up continues. Sunday morning here, grey, wet and windy. A lovely West Coast day. I wonder how the campers and caravanners are fairing after yesterdays gale force winds. Perhaps there was an Exodus. Looking back it is scary … Continue reading
Goodness Me …It has been too long (Yet Again).
Thank you Jim in Ireland for reminding me that I had not posted for such a long time. So here goes a quick one before I do the long update. Weather to-day is stormy to say the least, the ferry … Continue reading
“The Gaelic word ‘falaisg’ pertains to muirburn/burning of heather which is perhaps most commonly used but there are several derivatives such as ‘falaisgeach’, ‘falasgair’, ‘falaisgear’ and ‘falaisgeadh’.“ Calum was here this week and he kept mentioning ‘ The falaisg’, for … Continue reading