Angus recalled that a friend of the family Anne lived in Tobermory and while we were still warming up in the bar Anne and her neighbour Pat arrived. We were most fortunate as Pat ran a b&b and with the incessant rain we were looking for an alternative to camping. We had a great sleep in really comfortable surroundings and fantastic breakfast. If you are ever in Tobermory looking for a b&b check out Cala Dhomhnaill tel 01688 302320. This morning at 0730 over breakfast we checked out the forecast and it wasnt good. S5/6 increasing 7 to gale 8. Not a day for a small open boat be attempting to round Ardnamurchan! As both Angus and myself had to be back home on friday we abandoned any hopes of getting round Ardnamurchan. There was no sense of disappointment in this decision as we had succesfully completed legs 3 and 4 in four days - a fantastic achievement! The penultimate leg would have to wait for better weather and so we headed South by bus to Craignure, ferry to Oban and bus to Bowling arriving home by 1600 hours. Much scanning of weather sites will reveal when we can next safely move the Nancy towards the completion of her epic voyage. She has served us well!
This spring I am intending to sail "The Nancy" back to Plockton from Bowling on the Clyde. Like her owner, she is quite old being built in 1934. Its an exciting and potentially dangerous trip but I have been inspired by Eddie Izzard and his 43 marathons to attempt to make my own contribution to Sport Relief.
If you feel you can sponsor me - Great! If not because money is tight or for any other reason - dont worry! I won't take offence. I'm really looking forward to the trip. All I need is some really benign weather. You can donate on my own web site. Just click on this link