[in response to the question as I was on the way back: How was it?]: Cool (most of the time), disappointing motor sail out, spectacular scenery, quite night, left next day due to likely strong winds and host of tourists coming Wednesday, excellent reach back in F4/5, and once though the Sound of Harris little wind and sun!!! Even hot 😀😀😀. quick sailing now down the W of Skye broad reaching in F3-5 now with sun although still a cold wind.
|Taransay to St Kilda
Naturally I had come prepared:
That was easy; the Champaign with a slightly late lunch and the Sancerre with dinner 😀.
|Approaching the Village Bay anchorage, St Kilda
The weather was dull for much of the day but it brightened and warmed up long enough mid afternoon for a much needed all over wash in the cockpit.
|From the anchorage, the modern buildings are used by staff who
monitor the weapons testing range.
|The abandoned village with a few restored.
|Food would have been stored in over a 1,000 “cleitean” a small
unique stone storage structure that litter the hill sides, even
on some of the steepest parts as seen here.
51 miles in twelve and three-quarter hours.