Isle of Canna to the Outer Hebrides


I write this now we’re safely berthed in Loch Boisdale’s new marina, we’ve been trying to reconstruct the amazing change scenario that happened during the day we sailed from Canna to South Uist. We set off in a relaxed fashion at about 10:30am – we knew that if we motor sailed we could get to Loch Boisdale within 5 hours as the total trip was only 28.3 nautical miles. But when we ventured out we found the winds were light and behind us, blowing us along at a gentle 3-4 knots and it was sunny and intoxicating, so why not take our time and sail the whole way across.

Ros enjoying the the first part of the trip leaving CannaIMG_1088The Island of Canna retreating in the distanceIMG_1086

The downside of not motor sailing in light winds is that you do not make much progress. By 3pm (when we could have…

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