Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Round GB 2021, Days 47- 51 Port Ellen.

The forecast has been changing several times a day, when I arrived on Sunday the UK met office were forecasting 45 knot gusts on Wednesday, to day (Wednesday) the forecast is for winds overnight and through tomorrow topping out at c 34 knots early evening. Hopefully I'll get away on Friday or more likely Saturday to explore the Sound of Jura then to go through the Crinan Canal on Monday.

The UK met office forecast this morning.
When I arrived there were only 3 or 4 other visitors, one of them "Reliance" a Cornish Lugger that I think is FY59 built in 1903 by Dick Pill at Gorran Haven. She fished the waters of St. Austell Bay, operating out of Mevagissey for several skippers and owners, including Joe Chesterfield in the 1920s.
Achilles 9m Sancerre, Port Ellen, Islay
Achilles 9 metres Sancerre at Port Ellen, Islay
Another boat there when I arrived was this little 25ft Folkboat with
three hardy soles packed in. They were spending a lot of time
drying out cloths.
On Monday Chris Collinson, a fellow Jester Sailor came in with his Halmatic 30 "Drifter" and we spent a pleasant couple of hours in the pub where I discoverd that Chris's crew lives within sight of Sancerres mooring, no picture as he left earlier than planned on Tuesday morning. His place in the marina being taken by this cracking Yawl.
Achilles 9m Sancerre, Port Ellen, Islay
A German made yawl c 1960 in lovely condition.
Slide show of all my pictures whilst at Port Ellen, 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:

2021 Port Ellen

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