A peaceful night in the marina, led to a showery morning for exploring Tobermory. We bought some whisky at the distillery and some tablet from one of the wee shops on the seafront.
Set of at 11ish for a lovely run down to Loch Aline, retracing half our route from yesterday. We had strong winds of 25-30 knots, gusting 40, and managed 7 knots for a time. Lovely day and sunblock came out.
The entrance to Loch Aline was fun with a passenger ferry and cargo ship both manoeuvring at just the wrong time when we were in the shallows. We picked up a buoy and sent an SMS to get the owners permission to stay overnight in the lovely, peaceful setting. I managed quite a long swim and the water was surprisingly brackish and brown for a sea loch.
We ate the frozen venison and red pepper stew provided by the charter company, which was delicious.
Next day started out as a wash out: ‘pooer’ visibility and rain until we reached Lismore. We motored about half of the way, then had a fun sail to Dunstaffnage Marina, close hauled.
Walked to Connel Bridge to look at the bridge and Falls of Lorna in the entrance to Loch Etive. Lovely oysters in the Oyster Inn. Awful road to get there from Dunstaffnage.