We arrived in Scotland in blazing sunshine, motored through the sound of Islay with the tide and anchored in West Loch Tarbert, Jura. After 3 nights at sea it was time for Scottish Gin and Tonic at sunset.
541 miles on the log, with stops in Fowey, Falmouth, 3 nights at sea ,Jura, Mull and finally Oban. We had a bit of everything. A long beat around the Lizard in a steady force 6, downwind to Lands End in a steady force 7 and then a beam reach north through the Irish Sea and north channel. The wind died just before we reached the Mull of Kintyre but the sun came out and we enjoyed motoring in sunshine for 30 hours.
The only rain of the trip was on the last day as we motored from Loch Duarte in Mull to Oban – we looked a bit bedraggled when we arrived.
Its best to let the guests sum up the trip
Sunny skies, starry nights, a bit of rain and lots of fun. Superbly organised and hosted trip
Amazing experience of watches and variable weather. Excellent hosts and lovely food
Velvet Lady inspires confidence and is a beautiful boat to sail. Your attention to detail and safety left me in no doubt that this is the way to sail
First rate hosts, ship ad journey. A wet day at sea is better than any day in the office