We set off from Scrabster at 0430. From a peaceful and calm harbour we ventured to sea once more. It looked an easy passage, sea to starboard and land to port with light winds and very few ships to worry about. With a good wind and calm seas it should be straight forward and very easy.No such luck, the wind built up to Force 6 coming from a Westerly direction with a big swell. Tikka and her crew worked hard beating west for 14 hours.It was well worth the effort though, we entered Loch Eriboll and Rispond bay as the wind eased and the sea state calmed.
A fisherman’s mooring was free which we took advantage of (I hope he or she doesn’t mind). Ken knocked up a great meal of Haggis, potatoes, mushrooms and onions swilled down with a glass of whiskey in an idyllic setting. Today has been a wonderful day with good company. I hope all children in our country get the opportunity to feel such peace and grow up to enjoy and appreciate life. I retired to my bed listening to “What a wonderful world” by Eva Cassidy.