Wednesday, 14 July 2010

13th July Tuesday - on route to North Skye

Did the same thing to Pam as I did to the guys from the forge. Talked about leaving 7.00am woke earlier and I was off the mooring and away by 6:15am! Pam still in her bed ! All was still out there and I felt a passage around north Syke was on! We crossed the inner sound in sun light and silky still water. We were at Raasay by 9.00am. Which was good as they were doing firing exercises in the restricted area, and we would have had to have gone round it rather than straight across when the navy boys were still having breakfast! We crossed up into the sound of Raasay and headed north to the top of Skye (still motoring) saw seals and either a dolphin or Minke whale as it was only showing its dorsal fin we were'nt sure. Need to polish up our cetaceans spotting skills. Tide was bang on went round top end of Syke at 8 knots with the tide similar story as we down the Minch at 6.5 - 7 knots . Picture is off Dunvegan head. As we headed into the loch. Managed to grab the last mooring , of two across from the Dunvegan hotel a classic example of a fawlty towers hotel frozen from the 80's with it's own Sybil!!