4 July 2019 – Loch Aline to Port Appin

Start position
Loch Aline
Finish position
Port Appin
We’re under sail as we leave Loch Aline, then downwind towards the Southern end of Lismore. The ebb tide carries us down, with the race at Lismore Lighthouse propelling us 8kts, before dropping us to 3kts within a boat length.
We turn North and head up the Lynn of Lorn. The wind follows us round again and the rain just holds off.
As we approach Port Appin we meet a substantial old gaffer ‘Iris’ motoring the other way. We pick up a mooring directly outside the Pierhouse Hotel, where we’re booked in for supper. A Westerly Storm picks up the mooring next to us.
We blow up the dinghy and head ashore to showers and a warm bar, watching the boats on their moorings. ‘Copepod’ comes in and goes to walk their dogs.
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  1. “substantial old gaffer Iris” is a Westernman 40, designed by Irens and Burnett… Douglas fir strip plank… There should be a law against modern boats pretending to be old. How is anyone supposed to know what they’re looking at?

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