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Sunday, June 30, 2024

Kyle of Lochalsh - Badachro

We woke up to the sound of rain. With the battery level of 35% this meant that it was time to go to a marina and charge the battery. We took off and motored the 1 NM to Kyle of Lochalsh and tied up to the floating pontoon. Only to realise that all the electrical outlet columns were wrapped tightly with black plastic bags and tape. So no power available.


We then decided to just take out the trash and go grocery shopping and motor somewhere else to charge our batteries. So we picked one of the remote pubs as our destination. The wind was light, so we got to motor in a gentle swell towards north. As the day progressed we rejoiced or every new 10% of charge. At some point we decided to take a shower under way not to stink when we would end up in the pub.

We took one of the visitor moorings and put Isosaari together and sailed to shore. Finally some sailing today! There we ran into an Irish couple that we’d already met in Loch Scavaig. This time we could talk a little longer and ask for tips in places to visit around Ireland.


Battery is now back to over 90% so we can continue cruising more normally.

From the logbook

Time Position Course Speed Log Weather Remarks
30.06. 6:59 Z 57°16'48"N 5°43'43"W 293° 0kt 5098.9NM wind 5.2kt 266° baro 1015 hPa Started main engine
30.06. 7:37 Z 57°16'43"N 5°43'39"W 111° 3.5kt 5098.9NM wind 5.7kt 271° baro 1015 hPa Motoring
30.06. 7:53 Z 57°16'46"N 5°43'2"W 220° 0kt 5099.3NM wind 3.3kt 270° baro 1015 hPa Stopped, Kyle of Lochalsh pontoon
30.06. 8:32 Z 57°16'40"N 5°43'19"W 252° 6.2kt 5099.3NM wind 10.9kt 296° baro 1015 hPa Motoring
30.06. 9:00 Z 57°18'1"N 5°46'12"W 334° 4.8kt 5101.7NM wind 7.5kt 336° baro 1015 hPa Hourly position log
30.06. 9:11 Z 57°18'47"N 5°47'1"W 334° 4.2kt 5102.6NM wind 8.2kt 338° baro 1015 hPa Autopilot activated
30.06. 10:00 Z 57°22'4"N 5°50'40"W 335° 4.3kt 5106.4NM wind 6.5kt 359° sea state 2/10 clouds 8/8 visibility 7/10 baro 1015 hPa Hourly position log
30.06. 10:25 Z 57°23'48"N 5°51'47"W 348° 4.4kt 5108.2NM wind 5.3kt 355° baro 1015 hPa Autopilot remote works again. Magic incantation to YDNR filters is "APB S82 S85 S86 S9E SA1 SA2 MWV S10 S11 VTG S53 S52 S99"
30.06. 11:00 Z 57°26'24"N 5°53'2"W 349° 4.6kt 5110.9NM wind 5.9kt 360° baro 1015 hPa Hourly position log
30.06. 12:00 Z 57°30'52"N 5°53'15"W 4.4kt 5115.4NM wind 2.3kt 10° baro 1015 hPa Hourly position log
30.06. 13:00 Z 57°35'26"N 5°51'32"W 17° 4.8kt 5120.1NM wind 0.5kt 18° baro 1015 hPa Hourly position log
30.06. 14:00 Z 57°40'27"N 5°49'9"W 22° 5.2kt 5125.3NM wind 1.9kt 28° sea state 2/10 clouds 4/8 visibility 9/10 baro 1015 hPa Hourly position log
30.06. 14:14 Z 57°41'31"N 5°48'11"W 27° 5.3kt 5126.5NM wind 2.5kt 21° baro 1015 hPa Autopilot deactivated
30.06. 14:56 Z 57°42'9"N 5°43'14"W 0kt 5129.7NM wind 5kt 234° baro 1015 hPa Stopped