A disappointing day although not surprising given the previous evenings forecast. There was a nice breeze when I left but it disappeared after half an hour and I motored the rest of the way initially heading for Lock Spelve which has an anchorage suitable for the forecast fresh winds. However, as I approached it became clear that there was an event taking place with a dozen vessels entering before I got there and quite a few more heading that way.
With a still SW wind forecast for that night I decided on an anchorage on the south side of the Sound of Mull and chose Scallastle Bay, about four miles from Duart Point which I reached shortly after the tide turned foul.
|Fairly miserable weather to start but from late morning it was|
largely sunny and warm.
|Another three boats going into Loch Spelve.|
|It felt like the Solent as I rounded Duart Point with three Ferrys in |
view, these two heading for Oban passing south of Lismore Island.
|Duart Castle, Mull.|
|The view from the anchorage across the entrance to the Sound|
of Mull to Lismore and the mainland north of Oban.
41 miles in 7.5 hours.
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