Operation Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-deeColin / Grey
07/10/2011, Loch Maddy, N. Uist to East Loch Tarbert, Harris: 25nm travelled
Well hello all, haven't I been lazy in the blogosphere, with Nichola writing most of the blogs recently. The decision about where to head next (obviously taking account of the weather in this part of the world, manic depressions anyone, one after another?!) was decided on the smallest of things, aka Operation Tweed, to get to the Isle of Harris to buy a little of the famous cloth to make a cover for one of the saloon cushions. Nothing more or nothing less than that. We thought that was a valid enough reason to go! Over to Nichola:
Deer, Beaches, Hitching and Ancient History in N. UistNichola / Sunny
07/04/2011, Loch Skipport, S.Uist to Loch Maddy, N.Uist: 21nm travelled
We left Loch Skipport with an overcast sky with a hint of brightness burning through. The day was warm and was my first sail without wearing 3 layers - only t-shirt and fleece today! Out into the Minch the sea was completely flat which I've been told is perfect for whale spotting - unfortunately no one told the whales that.
Furthest West in Wizard PoolNichola / Low cloud brightening up
07/03/2011, Loch Harport, Skye to Loch Skipport, S.Uist: 31nm travelled
Unfortunately last night's red sky did not result in any shepherd's delight, only low cloud with a big black cloud looming in the direction we were heading. Still, it was dry and the wind was stronger than yesterday. We upped anchor about 9am and with the main up were able to motor-sail up the loch and past the huge fish farm. As we turned out of the top of Loch Harport the wind was on the nose and looking like it would be all the way - not what was forecast. But after an hour of motoring the wind began to back and we were able to turn the engine off as the sky began to brighten.
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