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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Oban - Eilean Dubh

After a night of whisky and song at Lady of Avenel, we departed at 13 to catch our next anchorage at high slack. We hoisted the sails just outside of the harbour and proceeded to Kerrera Sound. In Oban bay area it is advisable to listen on the channel 12 for the comings and goings of the ferries. As we were in the sound one of them radioed they were coming in where we were sailing, so we waited in the nearby bay sailing back and forth for the ferry to pass.


Today our attitude towards sailing was a very chilled one. We roughly pointed the nose to the direction we wanted to go and roughly set the sails to match. No fine-tuning or trying to get the last fraction of a knot of speed. Just cruising along in the relative warmness and sun.

The Eilean Dubh anchorage is tight. We dropped our anchor dead center and have just about enough swing room for us.


From the logbook

Time Position Course Speed Log Weather Remarks
18.06. 11:44 Z 56°24'57"N 5°28'32"W 143° 0kt 4914.1NM wind 10.8kt 304° baro 1019 hPa Started main engine
18.06. 11:49 Z 56°24'59"N 5°28'38"W 247° 4.2kt 4914.1NM wind 11.3kt 288° baro 1019 hPa Motoring
18.06. 11:55 Z 56°24'59"N 5°29'9"W 242° 4.9kt 4914.4NM wind 12.1kt 302° baro 1019 hPa Motor stopped, sailing with Main, Genoa 1
18.06. 12:00 Z 56°24'41"N 5°29'44"W 223° 4.4kt 4914.9NM wind 9.6kt 276° baro 1019 hPa Hourly position log
18.06. 12:20 Z 56°23'50"N 5°31'9"W 229° 4kt 4916.3NM wind 15.1kt 337° baro 1019 hPa Sails set: Main, Staysail
18.06. 13:00 Z 56°21'26"N 5°34'30"W 246° 6.2kt 4919.5NM wind 17kt 327° baro 1019 hPa Hourly position log
18.06. 14:00 Z 56°17'43"N 5°40'5"W 221° 4.1kt 4924.4NM wind 11.9kt 333° baro 1019 hPa Hourly position log
18.06. 14:25 Z 56°16'25"N 5°41'40"W 195° 4.1kt 4926NM wind 12.6kt 339° baro 1020 hPa All ships DSC securite call about somebody leaning on their microphone on 16
18.06. 15:00 Z 56°14'57"N 5°42'12"W 192° 3.1kt 4927.5NM wind 6.3kt 316° baro 1020 hPa Hourly position log
18.06. 15:06 Z 56°14'43"N 5°42'11"W 180° 3.4kt 4927.8NM wind 5.4kt 313° baro 1020 hPa Sails down, motoring
18.06. 15:21 Z 56°14'4"N 5°43'1"W 286° 0.2kt 4928.6NM wind 5.4kt 295° baro 1020 hPa Anchored
18.06. 15:25 Z 56°14'4"N 5°43'2"W 70° 0.3kt 4928.6NM wind 2.8kt 276° baro 1020 hPa Stopped main engine