Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The Orkney Islands?
Just woken up 0517. We have a long day ahead of us and, subject to final checks, will leave Kinlochbervie which is the furthest North safe refuge in Scotland before rounding Cape Wrath which is just 14 nm away. Then, subject to visibility etc., we hope to turn East at last and go straight to Stromness, Orkneys, but must get our tidal gate in the Pentland Firth tidal race right or abort. We expect the passage to be around 13 hours, leaving 0600.
Places of refuge are Loch Eriboll, and Scrabster, both at the very top side of Scotland, but we hope to be in the Orkneys this evening, the most Northerly part of our circumnavigation.
Much to do...