I woke up to silence (no howling wind) and no movement which after the last 36 hours was welcome, what was not so welcome was the cold, by lunch time it had warmed up a bit but not that much.
|Leaving the Lochcarron anchorage, there is fresh show on the|
mountains down to about 1,000ft, so if the temperature had been
about 2 degrees lower there would likely have been snow on the deck.
Vancouver 34 "Telo" in the anchorage.
The plan was to make a short hop to Plockton to get better shelter from a forecast short blast of easterly wind and to position to leave after lunch on Sunday for a favourable tide under Skye Bridge and the first of the tide down Kyle Rhea, where at mid tide currents can run at 8 knots, then into the Sound of Sleat to anchor for the night.
Leaving for the Kyle Rhea directly from Lochcarron would mean passing down the Loch and through the Strome narrows against the tide which in the narrows runs at up to three knots, not a major problem to be at The Kyle early evening but a non starter for the morning tide.
|The Islands in Strome Narrows (leading to upper Loch Carron)|
look even more impressive at low water.
|Looking out from the Plockton anchorage|
So I guess I'll be here for a couple of days and that is going to mean either a late start and finish with the tide 50 minutes later each day, or a very early start.
Fortunately the local Hotel did a good lunch today at a sensible price so, if it is not crowded out on Sunday, I'll not need to cook a main meal tomorrow.