Borne away to Stornaway

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Spent Saturday reading the paper after a walk to have a look ‘around’  Lochinver which doesn’t take too long. Which is just as well because it was soon raining again!!

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Looking down Loch Inver in strong wind and rain

Sunday dawned with less wind, but still from the south-west, so decided to make a break for Stornaway. Forecast 14 kt was actually 20, with waves to match across The Minch (great name). Close-hauled with engine running all the way to drive through waves and we made good progress. Arrived at Stornaway to be greeted by two very helpful harbour guys who took our warps, as we had been given a difficult berth. All shops closed, so G took the opportunity to use the vacant laundrette.  It’s now 07:00 and raining, but cool. Sounds grotty, but, by me anyway, preferred to the 30 degrees being suffered down south.

Forgot to say that the crossing was our wettest sail yet, with lots of heavy spray into the cockpit. G not at all happy that it was salt water. Anyway, the rain is washing the salt away. Every cloud etc etc

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