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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Eilean Dubh - Puilladobhrain

Today’s target was the famous anchorage at “The pool of the Otter”. We hoisted anchor and sailed through the tidal eddies out of the Black Isles anchorage. Then an easy broad reach down to Puilladobhrain.


This is supposed to be one of the best three anchorages in the world - though given that all three are located around Oban, one might expect some bias in the selection. That said, it is a pretty little bay, even with the dozen-or-so sailboats we share the anchorage with.

Having arrived early gave ample time for some recreation. Suski went zooming around the anchorage on the sailing dinghy, while we figured out how to receive WeatherFax on the HF receiver.


Then it was time to row the party over to the shore and hike across the hill to see the “bridge across the Atlantic”, and visit the traditional pub of Tigh an Truish (“the house of trousers”). It is now proven that Isosaari can easily carry three adults to an adventure.


From the logbook

Time Position Course Speed Log Weather Remarks
19.06. 10:07 Z 56°14'5"N 5°43'0"W 267° 0kt 4928.6NM wind 10.1kt 243° baro 1023 hPa Started main engine
19.06. 10:09 Z 56°14'4"N 5°43'0"W 242° 0.6kt 4928.6NM wind 10.1kt 237° baro 1023 hPa Anchor up, motoring
19.06. 10:09 Z 56°14'4"N 5°43'0"W 285° 0.2kt 4928.6NM wind 10.4kt 239° baro 1023 hPa Stopped
19.06. 10:14 Z 56°14'6"N 5°42'55"W 57° 2.2kt 4928.6NM wind 10.3kt 244° baro 1023 hPa Motoring
19.06. 10:26 Z 56°14'35"N 5°42'25"W 4.5kt 4929.3NM wind 13.7kt 252° baro 1023 hPa Motor stopped, sailing with Main, Staysail
19.06. 11:00 Z 56°17'0"N 5°40'58"W 29° 4.5kt 4931.9NM wind 11.8kt 243° baro 1023 hPa Hourly position log
19.06. 12:00 Z 56°20'7"N 5°35'27"W 75° 4.5kt 4936.4NM wind 13kt 219° baro 1023 hPa Hourly position log
19.06. 12:04 Z 56°20'3"N 5°35'5"W 145° 3.5kt 4936.6NM wind 10.5kt 211° baro 1023 hPa Sails down, motoring
19.06. 12:23 Z 56°19'18"N 5°35'24"W 219° 0kt 4937.4NM wind 10kt 221° baro 1023 hPa Anchored
19.06. 12:28 Z 56°19'18"N 5°35'23"W 107° 0kt 4937.4NM wind 12.2kt 216° baro 1023 hPa Stopped main engine