Scottish Islands Adventure - Day 3

To: Lunga

From: Loch Aline

Distance: 43 nm

Weather: Headwinds in the Sound of Mull

We had set ourselves a mission for today, to anchor off the island of Lunga, renowned for it’s birdlife, so that we could spend a night next to the home of the puffins and hopefully get ashore to see them early in the morning before the trip boats arrived. It meant and early start and some headwinds in the Sound of Mull but the weather conditions looked favourable for being able to anchor at what can be quite exposed islands. We passed the coloured houses of Tobermory, Ardnamurchan (the most Westerly point of mainland Britain) and the island of Coll. The Treshnish Isles which Lunga is a part of gradually appeared on the bow. We weaved between the islands and rocks, aided by the Antares charts, and into the small anchorage off Lunga. We deployed the rib and readied ourselves to go ashore first thing in the morning. But before that there was a beautiful sunset complete with curious seals and some of Oban’s finest whisky to be enjoyed.

 Spot the seal

Spot the seal

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