Speedwell of Rhu Ship's Log

14 th to 15 th of June 2011 - Back across the Minch

Crew : Andy and Helen
Destinations : Loch Inchard.
Distance : 47 miles

We left our berth at 07.30am. The people on Selene were up and we could see them following behind for a while. We sailed initially, with the wind behind us. Andy poled out the genoa and we put the preventer on the main and for a while were able to sail at around 6 knots. Unfortunately the wind died once more and we had to use the engine. We had the company of dolphins 4 times. The first was a pod of about 50 dolphins in total and they just kept on coming. We entered Loch Inchard after deciding not to get a mooring in Kinlochbervie. Instead we motored up to the head of the loch and chucked out the anchor.


We had a day at anchor and Andy planned passages to Stromness and Loch Eriboll. The weather was pretty wet until the evening when it cleared and we had a fabulous sunset.


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