The forecast for today was for Force 4 – 5 Westerlies increasing to Force 6 later. So it was an early start from Tikka and her crew. Call the hands was 0430 for a 0500 slip.
We had a good wind to take us on and past the infamous Ardnamurchan point (a headland that is exposed to the Atlantic swell and notorious for big seas). We sailed past Ardnamurchan with a Westerly Force 5 and moderate seas but as we rounded the headland and into the safety of the Sound of Mull a strong weather warning was issued by Stornoway coastguard. Kaz and Lou sailed us safely into Tobermory while Harry, Martin and I caught up on some sleep.
We were all awake as we came into the distinctive little harbour though with it’s rows of colourful little houses. (For those with young enough children it is better known as Balamory).