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We resumed our summer cruise at Lochinver after travelling up by bus via
Inverness and Ullapool. It was a fine, balmy evening and we met the
first midges of the trip. A prawn fisherman gave us these four lovely
whiting, which fed us for the next two days. We left on a fine, sunny
but windless morning and motored down to Loch Gairloch, where we moored
at Badachro. We left next morning in a S5 gusting 6, which gave us good
sailing west across to the north of Skye and past Eilean Trodday. We
decided to make best use of the wind and carried on across the Little
Minch to the Sound of Harris, anchoring in Vaccasay Basin at Hermetray.
It was low water springs and Dirt Rock was showing as a nasty row of
rocky teeth. There is now a fish farm in the basin, but there is still
plenty of room to anchor clear of it. The wind gradually died away to
give a quiet evening.

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