Vendredi 04 juillet 2003

Friday 4 July

Last night, as we sailed from Jura, the winds rose to force 7, strong enough to make Philip's lenses jump out of his glasses! We eventually moored off Iona at 4 am. Today, thankfully, we had lighter winds (force 3) as we sailed past Staffa and saw the spectacular basalt organ pipes of Fingal's Cave. Today we caught sight of many Hebridean islands - Mull, Coll, Muck, Eigg,Rum and Skye - and wished we had time to explore them properly. At 9 pm we tied up in Mallaig harbour, just across the water from Skye, and dashed up the hill for a pint of McEwans Here Philip left to catch the train for Glasgow and home, while, after topping up the provisions and diesel, Imram continued via the Kyle of Lochalsh to Portree, Isle of Skye.

Imram onboard mail.

Mull of Kintyre

ACAPELA, juillet 2003

pg 05/03