Thursday, June 20, 2024

2024 June 19th Day 82,Tobermory to Loch Aline

With the tides wrong to go a long way I motored down the sound of Mull in light winds to better position myself for the next, long leg, which ever that might be.

Large scale felling was taking place just north of Loch Aline
which did no good at all to my Hay fever. This ship was loading
at a jetty 3 cables north of Loch Aline and running a shuttle service
to somewhere near Oban, she was returning from that direction
when I left next morning.
Forestry is not the only industry here, according to the chart
the jetty inside the Loch services a sand mine.

Entering Loch Aline.
The forecast is not good with light headwinds, again increasing later in the day, there were two main options, down the Firth of Lorn to anchor in Loch Tarbert, the tide being wrong to go through the Sound of Islay and to get to a protected anchorage the same day, or to go back the way I had come through the Sound of Jura, hopefully to Giga. Both would need an early start, the Sound of Jura a very early one and it would still be tight.
14 miles in three and a half hours.

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