5th to 6th of June 2011 - We're on our way
||Helen and Andy
had a another leisurely start. We prepared the sails and weighed anchor
by 1pm, just as the rain started. The forecast was for Force 3/4s and
occasionally rain. However, after an attempt at sailing, the wind died
down completely and the rain started with a vengeance, so we motored
north. There was quite an icy feel to the rain as we headed through the
Sound of Luing.
With favourable tides, we headed up the Sound of Mull in the
murk and made fairly good time to Loch Aline, finding a good spot to
anchor, nicely sheltered from any wind. The rain gradually became
heavier so we battened down the hatches, poured a wee dram and watched
the first episode of The League of Gentleman.
|Mull in the Mist
The rain had more or less stopped by the morning. We started
the day with a blocked pipe in the aft heads, this then lead to a
broken pump. The positive side to this is that we now know how to
unblock a pipe and completely dimantle the pump. We swapped the pump
with the one in the forward heads (at least Andy did with my
supervision) and amazingly it all went back together again and worked.
The pipes are all pretty furred up with limescale so new pipes are on
our winter job list. After lunch we rowed ashore and walked around Loch
Aline to the village shop. 8 miles for some milk! Anyway it didn't seem
that far as the weather was lovely and there was lots to see. There was
also a cup of tea in the cafe.
|Andy relaxing in the saloon
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