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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Traighuaine to the Summer Isles

Sunday saw us catch the tide through Cuan and a gentle reach across to the entrance of the Sound of Mull where we got headed by the wind. The motor went on and we ended the day anchored at 1am in the bay to the north of Oronsay.

The tide was favourable at Kyle Rhea at 06.30 so we were up after 5 hours sleep to take the sleigh ride through the narrows at 11 knots over the ground.

Michael was waiting for us at the pontoon in Kyle  of Loch Alsh but we were keen to catch the tide under the Skye Bridge so we didn't hang about.

Twelve long and tedious hours of motoring into a steep chop saw Sally and Michael retreat to their seasick slumbers. We made painfully slow progress bucking and rearing our way north towards Lochinver. Fearing mutiny we diverted towards the Summer Isles and found a quiet anchorage between Risor and the mainland. A long sleep in a peaceful anchorage restored morale - at least in part!