Well I'm pleased to see the back of July the weather wasn't kind to Skye at all, but August looks like a nice change;My couples are enjoying great fishing this year, its the pollock that are plentiful, instead of the mackeral, for this time of year, last week a 6.5 kilo fish was landed off the rocks at Neist Point, The whales basking sharks and dolphins are seen playing every day now and what a sight they are.Also the eagles are on the wing more too.The red throated divers have nested out the back and can be seen every night having a fly over the cottage.
Tomorrow is the yearly 2 day craft market in Glendale hall, a big event atracting over 400 visitors over the 2 days. aswell as our weekly local craft market every tuesday. In Borrodale school the Trust have set up a brilliant exhibition of yesteryear and a cafe for snacks and lunches.
At home I still haven't brought my peats home, they are still on the moor, it turned too wet to collect them, but hopefully this next week is looking good, hoping to get my hay cut then too and if theres any hours left in the day my house is still to paint.
Last weekend we had the local Dunvegan show and I was lucky enough to win 11 x 1st prizes, 9 x 2nd prizes and 8 x 3rd prizes for my art and crafts as well as a cup and special prize for art. A good day. This weekend is the gardening club tatie competion, we all planted 2 potatoes in April and on sat, there dug up to see who has the most weight, all a bit of fun.
My couple from the cottage last week brought their kiaks with them and enjoyed being in the sea next to the seals, don't forget if you have boats of any kind this is an ideal holiday cottage, I can get you a mooring for the week or launch daily from the local pier, I have a 60 x 40 foot shed to store them in too. and we are just over the field from loch Mor.
Better get some more work done now, happy holidays Linda