GairlochNichola / Raining today, but has been good
07/17/2011, Gairloch Harbour
We've had 2 good days ashore until the rain came today. On Friday we walked the 3 miles along the road to Sheildaig from where we did a 3 mile walk to the Fairy Lochs and the site of a war time plane crash.
Looking forward to a few days of pontoon livingNichola / Dry but overcast
07/14/2011, Rona to Gairloch: 18nm travelled
Photo is of Emerald in the Rona anchorage, the lodge in the foreground.
Puffin-tasticNichola / 3 days of sun
07/11/2011, East Loch Tarbert, Harris to Rona (Acarseid Mhor) via Shiant Islands: 45nm travelled
We left Tarbert late morning, as we were motoring down the loch, Colin suggested a detour via the Shiant Islands to go and see puffins - I agreed in an instant! The wind was stronger than forecast, a F6 most of the time on the nose but we plugged into it for the 10nm trip. Puffins lined the route along with guillemots and razorbills; fulmars swooped and dived all around us, their wing tips skimming the waves. With blue skies and the sun sparkling off the waves it was a pretty spectacular sight.
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