I arrived off Lochcarron half an hour after another single handed sailor, I assumed he was also seeking shelter but he was more sanguine about it, not expecting severe winds inside of Skye, and he left early next morning.
|Looking west from the anchorage.|
|Unusually the anchorage is protected by an extensive reef|
(a central moraine from the last glaciers?) parallel with the shore.
|The end of Loch Carron at high water, before the winds arrived.|
After a quick shopping expedition it was a quite evening with a nice sunset.
|The wind building after the arrival of a couple in their long|
keeled cruiser. Edit: see comments.
- The pull on the anchor will be closer to the horizontal reducing the chance of the anchor lifting then dragging.
- The weight will help maintain a catenary curve on the chain which reduces "snatch" on the chain which can pull an anchor out, stress the chain and be very uncomfortable on board.
|The rig working with over 20 knots of wind and therefore|
under quite heavy load.