Saturday, 11 June 2016

Nairn to Lossiemouth

We left Nairn at 6 am to make sure we could use the channel without grounding. Merida went in front of us and turned towards Inverness and we turned east towards Lossiemouth.
The forecast F3/4 from the east, moderate sea, right on both accounts so another miserable motor into an unpleasant swell.
Only excitement was a mayday call for a boat near Cromarty which had struck an anchor(!). The Invergordon lifeboat attended and the coastguard helicopter which was out on exercise. Oh and also saw some seals.
Otherwise A and I were both feeling a bit green by the time we turned into the Lossiemouth harbour entrance. Found the visitors pontoon, paid our dues and went for a lovely long walk along the beach to Coveseas Skerries Lighthouse - it was good to have some solid ground under our feet.

My last day in my fifties, didn't think I'd spend it sailing (well motoring really) the Moray Firth with Alice! Celebrated with tuna pasta and a tonic.

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