Tin Tin's Sailing Calendar

Saturday, 14 May 2016

The Hebrides

Wednesday 11th May 2016
From Island of Danna we set sail for a close hauled run up the Sound of Jura.  By edging to windward we managed to sail right the way up the loch to the races at the top end, fighting our way through 6 knot tides, sailing at 8-9 knots in 25-30 knot winds but making slow progress through the boiling water.  Eventually we arrived at the Sound of Corryvreckan, fabled for its huge whirlpool, and across into the Sound of Luing to to catch the tide change and get flushed north into the Sound of Mull. I had an amazing sail, having hogged the helm all day to fight our way north, managing to just stay up wind of reefs and small islands and emerge through the tide races after 50 miles without having to tack once, Exhilarating!!  We communicated with Anne and Justin rrivung by train from Glasgow and, using Mark's local knowledge, headed for the little bay of Dunstaffnage.  It offered a great little marina opposite an old castle, and with a terraced bar overlooking the bay so that we could sit and relax in the unseasonal hot weather, was a great place to unwind.

In truth our delivery passage is now over for a while and we can relax for two weeks of exploring.

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