Seaport Marina, Clachnaharry 57:29.109N 004:14.917W
Frans & Sarah Toonen
Wed 4 Sep 2013 13:04
4 Sept 2013 SW3/4 and a cheeky 7 close to the Black Isle
Hurray - the anchor did come up and we set off at 0530 due east to round the Tarbat Ness peninsula 3 miles from Portmahomack. We had forgotten what a sunrise looked like after so long with overcast and heavy skys further north. Great sailing as we tacked up the Moray Firth towards Inverness. Plenty of interest along the coastline with views into Cromarty Firth and close ups of tankers at anchor awaiting loading/unloading at the Nigg terminal. Wildlife spectacular with 2 dolphins, porpoises and……BASKING SHARK. A lovely day and we got straight into the canal, paperwork completed and secured in the marina by 1530. Need an early night and then clean up and prepare the cabins for our visitors tomorrow. As Lucy doesn't like public transport Pete is driving her to Inverness from North Wales.
Sunrise out of Portmahomack
Tanker at anchor waiting for a berth at the Nigg Terminal
Frans on approach to Kessock bridge, you can tell he enjoys posing… not.
Through the sealock at Clachnaharry