Day 28 Rounding Cape Wrath 01/07/16

The forecast today was Force 4 to 5 occasionally 6 with a moderate swell and later easing to 3 to 4 and slight seas. To round the Cape we aimed to be there at slack water which was 1030. 

We set off with clear skies and a good wind. All was going well until we were about 5 miles from the Cape, then the wind increased to Force 6 gusting 7 with a pretty big swell. This was going to test Tikka and her crew! It was like a combination of the log flume and a roller coaster for about 4 hours. Tikka looked after us well though and the wind and swell decreased as we rounded the Cape and headed south. 

The mountains and islands of the North West coast greeted us. An impressive sight which we were privileged to sail through. The entrance to  Kinlochbervie was stunning and we arrived safely having rounded the top of Scotland and having a taste of the legendary conditions in this area.

To finish off another great day and to say farewell to Simon and Ken we wandered up to the local pub. The locals were again very friendly and were eager to hear our story. They very kindly clubbed together and there was soon over £70 in the pot for Action for Children.  

Thank you  Kinlochbervie you are wonderful people.


Author: stevepointon

I'm sailing around the UK with family and friends onboard our yacht, Tikka, to raise awareness and money for " Action for Children "

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