Thursday, 5 May 2016

First day on the water - Wednesday 4th May

After a good night's sleep we woke to a lot less wind and no rain - hooray!

A Largs morning
Took ages to get the boat ready but managed to leave the berth about 9.30am. Set up the main with two reefs as it was a F 4/5 with gusts of F 6 from the south.
Hard work sailing against the wind to round Cumbrae island with much tacking involved

This picture shows us zipping along towards Cumbrae.

Mind you I still managed to pose for this shot as we went along.

It was along haul to Portavadie, and the sea was still quite rough from the wind the day before and cold. Hilary did not enjoy the rolling motion as we crossed the swell coming up the Clyde but she bore it stoically if a little tight lipped. I don't think it was a good idea to go below to make tea when she did - ('thinks' I must remember that)

We were glad to turn the last corner and leave Sgat Mor behind.

Past the fish farm

Then settle in to the marina for the night. Lots of hot food and tea. Shorter trip tomorrow to Ardrishaig and the start of the Crinan Canal.


  1. Pleased to see you are on your way - hope the weather calms down a bit for today's sailing.

  2. Great to see you modelling the hat!! Hope all is well today, thougherly enjoying the days blog..keep it up Jonlove to you both and see you soon. xx

    1. Thanks for the comment. We are safely through the Crinan canal and moored at Crinan. Will post more soon.