14 July

Escapade of Rame
Richard & Julie Farrington
Fri 15 Jul 2016 10:27
56 04N 006 10.9W
Left Iona this morning (sure to return...) and motor sailed in glorious, warm sunshine to Colonsay, where the Hotel is in the Good Food Guide... Rounding the north end of the island, we found some breeze and had a splendid reach down to anchor in the small harbour at Scalasaig.  A light lunch with a palatable local beer ensued, which delivered in turn a short powernap back onboard.  That meant that we nearly missed the tide through the Gulf Corryvreckan – but we sneaked through on the last of the eastbound flow in a flat calm and placid stretch of water as the blue skies gradually gave way to grey and the next weather system closes in.  We motored all the way up Shuna Sound into Seil Sound and finally picked up a buoy off Balvicar – slate country to match the greying skies.