Expedition Report Day Three: 23 July, Stunning Sun(almost)Sets

With one unfortunate member of crew getting up at 07:00 on the 23rd June nominating themselves to make breakfast the rest of us had a lie in, well until 07:30. With breakfast done one watch prepped the yacht on deck. A wash down to get rid of salt and preparation of the yankee two and main sail were top of the list, which included sending someone partway up the mast to attach the shackle!

The second watch worked below deck on cleaning and securing everything ready for sea. Heading out at 10am there wasn’t really much wind to speak of. Enough for us to get the sails up and have some time “under canvas” before we decided to motor sail. Well, if we wanted to get to our next port before the midnight sun that is! Mind you after the midnight sun in Tobermory we may not have minded!

Midnight sun in Tobermory, what a treat!

Midnight sun in Tobermory, what a treat!

Arriving into Kerrera it was time for us to go ashore and complete a beach clean. This is part of our desire to leave the places we visit better than when we arrived. Finding a lot of items that are dangerous to marine life it’s good to see them taken away from the beach.

Finishing off our day then saw us take some time to practice more with identifying parts of the yacht before another night in our bunks! Monday, weather permitting, will see us head further south along Scotland’s west coast and pass by the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool.

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A not very windy trip down the sound of Mull

A not very windy trip down the sound of Mull