We left Oban after an overnight stay and costomary preparations a nd thorough happy hour and set out for Colonsay. No sailing today for lack of convenient wind. Captain John wanted a close look at the harb our and quay then motored for Tarbert Loch on Jura. Excellent views o f mainland, islands and out towards the Atlantic. An uneventful night in Tarbert Loch. Excellent Fish Pie!! Early unsuccessful attempts at fishing by the Permanent Crew...Wednesday brought some seals and anot her poor wind direction. We motored all the way to Colonsay, little o ther traffic. We moored up alongside after entering then turning agai n outside the harbour. Beautiful little village, church, hotel, monum ent and a brewery...good plan Captain!!
Next problem was a low tide and late return of revellers; had to be r escued by Doti boat and climb aboard by ladder. No-one left behind, w e think? At last next day we had a fair wind. Excellent passage to Mu ll with views on the way of the outer islands and Iona with some welc ome sunshine, but also a few Atlantic rollers. Anchored up in South W st Mull in a sheltered inlet. Lovely sunset and some success on the f ishing. Matt 3, Marco 1. Captains talk included explanations of the w eather situation. We were to sail off the mooring next day; and we di d!! Still sailing now and a happy ship.
A ship's company which met up in Oban
Hied from Bonny Scotland to Old Holburn
And a week at sea
With some mischief and glee
Made colleagues and friends island roamin'.