The wind, ever contrary, was on the nose and quite light so I motored to and through the Sound of Iona arriving with a favourable south going tide but quite close to low water so care was going to be needed as the channel is narrow and winding.
|My track through Iona, this one is plotted every|
10 minutes so it smooth's out some of the turns,
|Iona from the offing.|
The Mainland Shore.
|En Liath (Island)|
|Almost at the closest point of approach to Eilean Dubh, a|
sharp right turn came shortly after to avoid hitting the mainland.
|The "Bull Hole" anchorage behind Eilean Dubh. It can be|
uncomfortable and is quite shallow so I had other ideas.
|Fionnphort where the Iona Ferry and lots of tripper boats leave.|
|Approaching the Cathedral, with the low tide I had to take|
the channel on the mainland side to the Cathedral was about
threequarters of a mile away.
|Martyrs' Bay (left), the ferry terminal and the Cathedral|
|Bogha nan Ramfhear (Torran rocks) North Cardinal buoy.|
Click here for that nights anchorage at Ardalanish.