West Coast of Scotland Adventure:
Six days sailing from Shuna Sound near Craobh Haven
 


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DAY 1-Around  Shuna, landing at Tobermorchary for lunch approx ten nautical miles 

    Below: the fleet sets out on Day one

   Overcast day- force 2-3 perfect start to emerge from our own harbour below the cottage .

   Spotted seals on their island (Eilean Creagach) and later porpoises
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  Around the top of Shuna past oyster and salmon  farms, down into the narrower channel of Shuna Sound, (behind Shuna, between it and Luing) to land for lunch at Tobermorchay, in the tiny bay.

   Locals pleased to see us around at Tobermorchary (photos below)


Overall, averaged 5 knots, including a fast reach out into the wide Sound and back to base.

DAY 2: TRIP TO JURA

A three-boat fleet down the Sound in sunshine and light winds, and later becalmed---Greek island weather and crystal-clear water



The first encounter with the tides and overfalls---the water strange, with a distant vague growling in the air. (In front of Chris in the photo above, the water surface is churning, as the tide falls over a rock cliff a hundred feet below.)

Justin visited an old haunt on Jura, from student work experience crofting (photo below) with seals gazing at us from the beach and then swimming over for a look at us.


 
 


 20 miles in 4 hours (ish)--- one hour from Jura back to base, ten miles running and reaching in comfort

DAY THREE:

A three-boat blast back up to the top of Loch Melfort, returning to Craobh Haven for the island boat trip with local boatman Duncan (sea eagles, cliffs, the tides close up, and rain.)
 
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