Thursday, 28 July 2016

Stonehaven to Arbroath

Stonehaven has no pontoons and so you tie up against the harbour wall. You need lots of fenders and long mooring ropes to deal with the tidal range. Still there is a first time for everything and at least we didn't get hung up!
The ladder was fun when the tide was out.

Our trip from here to Arbroath was much the best of this leg, little wind and some sun and only 30 miles so we left at 0920hrs and arrived at 1545hrs. Very little swell and no wind so we motored all the way once again. We plugged against the tide for the first two hours but still averaged a decent 4 kts needing to arrive at Arbroath when the gates into the inner harbour were open.

Arbroath harbour in the sun

On our arrival a lovely lady gave us a fresh mackerel she had caught that day, which Alice prepared and we had for supper.

The forecast for the next day was for a lot of wind from the south so we spent an extra day in Arbroath and explored the town and the Abbey ruins.

Arbroath is a lovely town but it does have some strange news headlines!

Next day's forecast was better so we planned to head for Anstruther.

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