May 28 – Loch A Choire to Tobermory (30nm)

By | May 28, 2012

A 6am start from Loch A Chorie was made much more bearable by the remains of the sunrise. The loch was flat calm and with almost zero wind.

Loch Linnhe at 7am

We motored out of the loch and down the western shore of Loch Linnhe, this shore being very remote as the only access is via boat or a very long drive from Fort Wiliam.

Today’s journey took us up the Sound of Mull which separates the large island of Mull from the Scottish mainland – the Morvern peninsula.The Sound of Mull was busy with ferries moving back and forth between Mull and the mainland.

Tobermory (Balamory!)

As we approached Tobermory it was noticeable that the number of baronial piles increased on the mainland side – as did the number of other yachts we passed. Tobermory is a big sailing centre as well as being a very attractive town. Lots of yachts but plenty of visitors moorings.

We were on the look out for the sister ship of David’s friend Nigel. His boat is called Persistence – Skookum 53.The sister ship being ‘Silurian’. Silurian was used during the making of the Blue Planet natural history series. And low an behold as we came into Tobermory there she was!

Silurian in Tobermory

Tomorrows trip will be back to proper sailing rather than island hopping as we are rounding Ardnamurchan peninsula, through the small isles, Eigg, Muck and Rhum and on to the Isle of Skye.

Passage Stats

Loch A Chorie to Tobermory: 30nm / 5 hrs

Motored: 5 hrs

Total distance run to date: 656nm




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