Not bad day mix of wind from all over and little if light rain at times
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Saturday, 1 July 2017
Left Aline at 9.30 win on the nose and motored down the Mull under auto pilot. Worked a treat. Once past the bumpy bit and lismore but some headsail up and romped along at 6.5 again under auto pilot. Grabbed a buoy at oban ( After missing the first) as of course the wind was now up to circa 20. And settled down for lunch and read while the ÷=@$#weather went past. Then into Oban for a pint of Blue Moon . Some real nice fish and chips then back to boat .
Where the sun showed its face for a while.
Thursday, 29 June 2017
A day of contrasts..set off got out of Tobermory to be met by 25knots of wind. Which slowly died away. Got into Loch Aline an wind started to pick up
Anchored at the head of the Loch. Wind picked up to 20+ I started to drag ...lifted and reset for the same to happen. This all took place over 2 hrs .. But thank God I had installed the windlass. Finally retreated to a mooring ..even that was a handful to grab and set . Need to rig some sort of bridle as anchor gets in the way. Nevertheless securely attached with 3 points. Will sleep easy
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Monday, 26 June 2017
Thursday, 8 June 2017
Next morning very hot - headed up the mast to put wind instrument up there - getting quite practised but should be careful don't get to relaxed about that!!
Headed down to Puilladobhrain to play with new windlass - weather deteriorated as in Sun disappeared, few boats about. Initial anchoring spot we had to move from - as boat drifted in totally different direction to our neighbour!! But windlass made it so easy :-) decided not to go ashore as it was wet - spent evening on boat - unusually the boat was not as extensively stocked as normal so we scrapped together a meal along with wine.
Next morning got all sail up had a stonking sail back up even the sun was out had one reef , as wind was up to 20 + at one point and Grania needs a reef between 10 -15knot if you want to stay balanced. New sail was sweet -
Tuesday, 9 May 2017