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Meeting Other Boats

Meeting Other Boats | Click photo to enlarge

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We headed out through the Sound of Harris and anchored off Pabbay while
the Skipper climbed its hill – Beinn a’Charnain. The island is small
with sandy beaches and good sheep grazing – all reminiscent of the
larger Taransay. Returning through the Cope Passage, we crossed Vaccasay
Basin again to the shallow Bagh Chaise, from where Crogary na Hoe was
climbed. Then it was off again for the short trip round to Lochmaddy
and a mooring off the pier (photo). The next morning dawned bright and
sunny, so we did not wait for the shop to open, but left early for Loch
Eport a few miles south. There we met Norman and Gillian on Curlew, and
had a good chat with them over coffee before climbing Eaval, a fine hill
giving extensive views over the Uists and Benbecula. In the afternoon,
we moved further south and anchored in the Wizard Pool, Loch Skipport on
the NE of South Uist. Shortly after arriving, we were joined by Milvina
and her Scottish/Canadian crew, whom we had met earlier in the season at
Fair Isle. They had not long returned from Norway, where in Alesund they
had met Peter and Neil in Seol na Mara. We enjoyed a convivial evening
with them, watching a bright orange moon rise in the east.

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