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Sunday, June 9, 2024

Tobermory - Loch Aline

We woke up to a hustling harbour. It seemed everyone, including us had decided that today would be the day to sail to the next anchorage or marina. We exchanged last quick tips with various neighbours and headed for the fuel dock that had a steady atream on boats coming in and out. We filled the tank up, first time since Sweden and proceeded to hoist the main sail while still inside the protected bay.


Our course of the day was downwind aided by a 1.5 knot current. The sun shining and wind blasting on a nice 15 to 20 knots we made our way down to the narrow entrance of Loch Aline. Here the sea bed rises from 100 to 5 meters very steeply and the now 2.5 knot counter current gave us ample time to enjoy the scenery. This entrance I wouldn’t want to sail in in the darkness like the heroes of sv Rustica in Celtic Ring.

Tomorrow it’s going the blow a gale again, so we’ll enjoy the scenery for a bit here.


From the logbook

Time Position Course Speed Log Weather Remarks
09.06. 9:50 Z 56°37'11"N 6°3'57"W 178° 0kt 4804NM wind 9.6kt 323° baro 1011 hPa Started main engine
09.06. 9:58 Z 56°37'13"N 6°3'58"W 227° 0.4kt 4804NM wind 4kt 295° baro 1011 hPa Motoring
09.06. 10:00 Z 56°37'13"N 6°3'58"W 100° 0kt 4804NM wind 3kt 336° baro 1011 hPa Hourly position log
09.06. 10:01 Z 56°37'13"N 6°3'58"W 226° 0kt 4804NM wind 3.5kt 327° baro 1011 hPa Stopped
09.06. 10:10 Z 56°37'13"N 6°3'59"W 249° 0kt 4804NM wind 4.6kt 338° baro 1011 hPa Filled up 45l red diesel + 10l in canister
09.06. 10:13 Z 56°37'13"N 6°3'59"W 31° 0kt 4804NM wind 6.5kt 301° baro 1011 hPa Started main engine
09.06. 10:17 Z 56°37'13"N 6°3'40"W 93° 5.1kt 4804NM wind 13.9kt 342° baro 1011 hPa Motoring
09.06. 10:21 Z 56°37'17"N 6°3'27"W 18° 2.3kt 4804.2NM wind 12.2kt 283° baro 1011 hPa Motor stopped, sailing with Main, Genoa 1 (40% furled)
09.06. 10:46 Z 56°36'32"N 6°0'50"W 140° 5.5kt 4806.4NM wind 11.3kt 316° baro 1011 hPa Sails set: Main
09.06. 10:59 Z 56°35'31"N 5°59'34"W 147° 5.3kt 4807.6NM wind 11.6kt 317° baro 1011 hPa Hourly position log
09.06. 11:00 Z 56°35'27"N 5°59'29"W 141° 4.7kt 4807.7NM wind 10.5kt 299° baro 1011 hPa Started watermaker, 137ppm
09.06. 11:59 Z 56°32'28"N 5°52'24"W 108° 5.3kt 4812.8NM wind 16.6kt 295° baro 1011 hPa Hourly position log
09.06. 12:08 Z 56°32'14"N 5°51'1"W 107° 5.6kt 4813.6NM wind 12.2kt 286° baro 1011 hPa Stopped watermaker, 140ppm, jug full
09.06. 12:41 Z 56°32'7"N 5°46'24"W 2.4kt 4816.3NM wind 7.5kt 323° baro 1011 hPa Sails down, motoring
09.06. 13:00 Z 56°33'18"N 5°45'25"W 348° 1.9kt 4817.6NM wind 9.2kt 358° baro 1010 hPa Hourly position log
09.06. 13:01 Z 56°33'20"N 5°45'26"W 287° 0.3kt 4817.7NM wind 6.4kt 1° baro 1010 hPa Anchored
09.06. 13:06 Z 56°33'19"N 5°45'25"W 350° 0.3kt 4817.7NM wind 6.5kt 301° baro 1010 hPa Stopped main engine