29 June 2019 – Puilladobhrain to Tobermory

Start position
Puilladobhrain
Finish position
Tobermory
The weather has changed overnight. It’s overcast, with rain nearby. There’s no wind as we get up.
The anchor windlass isn’t working, with 30m of chain out! A key pin has lost its end and a lever fallen off. A couple of cable ties will hold it together for now and we need to watch the pin.
Unexpectedly the wind is in the North as we cross the Firth of Lorn, picking up the flood tide off Lady’s Rock.
The wind swings around behind us as we enter the Sound of Mull and it’s downwind most of the rest of the way, with occasional use of the engine as the wind dies away.
We meet various ‘CalMac’ ferries, passing Loch Aline and continuing up the sound.
Eventually the wind fills in from the North and we motor the last couple of miles. We’re learning that the local wind usually blows along the various sounds.
We head alongside to a pontoon, although mooring and anchoring are also options.
Then it’s ice cream ashore followed later by seafood at the MishDish restaurant.
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