Monday, 12 August 2013
Suitably recovered after our stay in Tobermory head off with Original plan was for Seil Island but forecast with strong winds forecasted from the NW, changed the plans to Oban that and lighter winds earlier on . BUT great sail got in to a un official race with another boat which we left behnd after superior tactics to run down the West side of the Mull where both tide and wind are slightly accelerated.
|Catching the rays with boat beaten in the distance|
|Arty Picture By Owen|
Posted by O'Malley at 07:29
Sunday, 11 August 2013
Posted by O'Malley at 15:07
Headed out north of Canna to outer Hebrides...BUT wind decided against it straight from the West. ON the nose with rough seas to boot. So was not long before we decided to head to Coll. Seas were bad cork screwing most of the way - Had to rig a preventer as rolling seas kept the boom swinging across.
Had a group of Porpoises join us - excellent. Eventually got to Coll where we anchored up. Sea was rolling in however. Headed up to the hotel for couple of pints but all were knackered. Which was only added to with the rolling seas at night - much sleep was lost.
Posted by O'Malley at 15:06
Got up sharpish and left for Canna via Tobermory for fuel and a few bits. After Tobermory Motor sailed most of way to Canna , Quite uncomfortable yet wind picked up which helped us in for the last few miles. As the wind was forecasted for 6/7.
Bad news was restaurant was shut no longer in business so little reason to go to shore on a deteriorating evening. Seal came to visit for food .
Posted by O'Malley at 15:05