On Friday 25th we sailed from Loch Drumbuie to Oban to complete our brief cruise of W Scotland. We had a great sail down the Sound of Mull in a nice N-NW breeze.
Initially the wind was quite strong, gusting to 25 knots, but it gradually faded to be very light for our arrival. We gybed to and fro down the sound in bright sunshine.
|Through the race off Lady's Rock|
|Entering Oban Bay|
|Zen Again in Oban Marina (off Kerrara Island)|
Our two week cruise was fantastic fun. The first week was very, very cold but we got to see at least parts of the Outer Hebrides. The second week was less cold, sunny and provided little wind. Here are the overall statistics...
- Log = 350 nm
- At Sea = 55 hours
- Average Speed = 6 knots! (perhaps the new log needs calibrating)
- Engine = 30 hours
- Gas = 2 litres (approx, for both cooking and heating)
And here's our overall track...
On Saturday friends Anne and Graham arrived from New Zealand. They are going to be sailing Zen Again in W Scotland for the next month. We spent the day briefing them on the boat's systems and then motoring over to Oban town marina for them to load supplies.