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Primroses

Primroses

In continuing excellent weather we returned through the Sound of Harris to the east coast by way of the Stanton Channel off Leverburgh – much more straightforward than the Cope Passage. Off Loch Finsbay we saw a lifeboat inshore of us, and later learned it was taking up station at Leverburgh that day, welcomed by much local celebration. We anchored in sheltered Scalpay north harbour in mid-afternoon and basked in the cockpit as the temperature rose to reach 86F at 7pm! We then had a surprise visitor – friend Angus from home (of musical and sailing connections) who was staying with relatives in the village, and took us to visit them. Another surprise awaited us next morning in Tarbert as we transferred on to the bus for Stornoway. We bumped into lifelong hillwalking friend Andrew, who was returning to Inverness from a visit to Harris and a trip out to St Kilda. In the evening we had Chrissie (nursing friend of the Mate) and Bob aboard for a drink. They divide their time between houses in Glasgow and Scalpay.

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