Jun 7 – Ullapool to Lochinver

By | June 7, 2012

We left Ullapool in bright sunshine and a flat calm which of course meant that we motored for the first hour. Once out into the Summer Isles – which are a picturesque group of islands just outside of loch Broom – the wind picked up and we sailed for an hour before the wind dropped away only to keep dropping and returning again.

The Summer Isles

We could see fellow ‘RoundBritainers’, Bella Rosa on our AIS ahead of us as we rounded Rubha Mor point, having agreed to meet up with them in Lochinver.

The sail into Lochinver was rewarded with fantastic views of Suilven – a very striking conical shaped mountain of 731 m (2,398 ft). It is one of the most distinctive in Scotland. Lying in a remote area in the west of Sutherland, it rises almost vertically from a wilderness landscape of moorland, bogs and lochans an is the highest point in the county of Sutherland. We think it must have been the inspiration for Londons Gherkin tower.

Suilven as we approached LochInver

It’s currently starting to really blow outside but we are tucked up on a nice sheltered pontoon.

Looks like we will be sitting out tomorrow’s windy weather before pushing on the 26nm up to the jumping off point of Kinlochbervie on loch Inchard for Stromness in Orkany. We understand there is a bit of queue up there!

Todays passage stats

Ullapool to Lochinver: 26nm / 6 hrs

Sailed: 2 hrs / 4 hrs


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