6 June 2019 – To Holy Loch

Start position
Kip Marina
Finish position
Holy Loch Marina
We arrived back on board just after midnight, straight from home. It’s a little damp as we get up, so we visit the Riva Cafe for a hearty breakfast. Then with the weather clearing, we’re out and enjoying the simplicity of getting underway in flat water, without traffic. There’s a good F3 blowing as we turn downwind and head round Cloch Point. We pass Gourock, where a few day boats are enjoying a race, but the wind dies. We just get a view along the marked channel of the Clyde proper, as we slowly turn round to head back West.
We soon pick up the Southerly wind again and have a good fetch back across into Holy Loch. We head for the long visitors pontoon of the marina, where we meet the gaff ketch “Maybe”, just leaving.
The sun is out and we’re sheltered for tea in the cockpit. There’s little evidence of either naval or yacht building history. The industry today is stacking logs on the pier, for shipment out. Despite warnings of dust, the pier is kept wet to avoid the problem.
Supper in the The Holy Loch Inn.
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