We met a semi-retired carpenter, Bill, in Kinlochbervie two nights previous and met up again in Lochinver. Bill was very interested in what we were doing and came over this morning to make a donation and pick up some flyers to take home. He was sailing a Rival 32 and we drank coffee and swapped stories. I love listening to like minded sailors and hearing about their experiences and adventures.
We waved Martin off and slipped from Lochinver at 1030. Light winds to start and then we were soon into heavy rain and squalls. They didn’t last though. The sky cleared and the wind veered allowing us to hoist the spinnaker. We managed to keep the spinnaker all afternoon as we picked our way through the Summer Isles and into Ullapool.
A beautiful little town surrounded by mountains and a fond Highland tourist spot. Stuart and Barry worked their magic on the locals and tourists alike, even spreading our story Internationally with donations gratefully received from German and Americans. We rowed the tender back to Tikka content with a bucket much heavier with change and notes that will go towards improving the lives of children in our country.