Careering to Corpach

Kerrera to Corpach Basin – 33.8 miles in 6 hours A lively sleigh ride of a sail today. The wind was forecast to be gusting 25-28 knots today, so we expected a fast trip, but it is probably safe to say we didn’t expect a top speed of 10.3 knots …

Oban revisited

Tobermory to Kerrera (Oban Marina) via the southern tip of Kerrera – 39.6 miles in seven and a half hours  A varied trip today if ever there was one. We set off from Tobermory around 7.30am and headed west to look for sea eagles and seals. We had been told …

Once again in Oban

Loch Feochan to Oban Marina – 5.3 miles in 1 hr 45 minutes An early start this morning to catch high water and leave Loch Feochan. Woke up to a lovely calm morning and headed off from the mooring at Ardoran around 5.30am. Passed various herons fishing for breakfast along …

Ogling around Oban

While preparing the boat to go back in the water we stayed in the Heron Chalet at Ardoran Marine. They have three very comfortable chalets, all with wonderful views of Loch Feochan, so once Charmary is back in the water we can keep a direct eye on her day (and …

Kerrera to Kerrera

Summary: From Kerrera to Kerrera. 14.2 miles in 3 hours 30 minutes. We set off this morning with no particular destination in mind, but with the possibility of heading to Loch Aline for the night or perhaps Tobermory if the weather held. We had a great sail across to Mull …

Weaving through to Oban (Kerrera)

Summary: Crinan Basin to Oban marina on Kerrera. 25.3 miles in 4 hours and 5 minutes. Heading out of the Crinan Canal, our next stop today was Oban. Heading north from Crinan, the most important consideration is timing. After a full season on the Clyde of scarcely worrying about tides, …