Sunday, May 21, 2023

2023 May 18th, Day 34 Tobermory to Loch Drumbuie

 WIP with very poor bandwidth @ Castlebay, Barra, pics to follow.

Friday or Saturday looked as if they might be OK to get across to the Wester Isles so rather than pay another nights mooring I moved to Loch Drumbuie a short hope to the NE. 

According to the pilot this is a very popular and often crowded anchorage, probably because its free! And indeed its quite attractive and well sheltered but most is very deep so boats cluster in a few sheltered spots so I can see how it gets crowded. 

I was the first arrival but what looked like an “Open 60” single or 2 handed handed racing boat converted to cruising with a crew was close behind also from Tobermory and a third followed later a familiar boat but I can place where I have seen it previously, it could have been on a previous trip or the day before. This happens a lot, serious cruisers bump into each other, hopefully not literally, quite a lot, for instance on a Pontoon at Tobermory was a boat last seen at Newlyn and it would not surprise me to see them again as they are up here for the summer.

Five miles in an hour and a quarter.

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