Another cool day as I slipped the mooring at 06:00 heading west around The Isle of Mull. The easterly wind at 8 - 10 knots was welcome as it would take me to the southwest corner of Mull without beating but unfortunately after an hour it veered to SE then it died and by late morning was almost southerly at about 5 knots so I ended up doing a good deal of motoring.
|The sound of Mull is quite narrow further south but that does|
not stop some quite big ships using it, mainly caring stone from
a large quarry.
|Two chaps cruising a Wayfarer dinghy, almost certainly the|
most common dinghy used for cruising, following the example
of Frank and Margaret Dye who in the 1960s took "Wanderer" huge
distances including to Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Norway.
A rather bumpy short video, try not to be seasick 😉
Ironically because I had had to motor, I was ahead of schedule so rather than anchor on the north coast of the Ross of Mull, east of Iona I was in time to go through the Sound to anchor on the south side giving me more options to move to a safe haven the next day before bad weather arrived.
Slide show of all my pictures from Tobermory to Staffa, page through by clicking the arrows or click in the centre of the pic to view from Flickr in a new window or full screen: