|Aleria at anchor in Oronsay|
Gorgeous scenery, wildlife galore, and a lovely passage under a painted sky
We had to rise early to catch the south flowing current in the Sound of Islay. It would be a long day and once again there was no wind.
|The Paps of Jura in the distance|
We headed out by 0800 and picked up a favourable flow past the Treshnish Isles towards Colonsay. We passed close to the basaltic stacks off Iona and we realized we were early – at least 2 hours early and we now had a 1 knot current against us. So why fight it? We pulled into Oronsay for a visit. Dropped anchor between the rocks and the island in the most beautiful spot yet. We thought we might have time to get to the priory but it was too far to walk in the time we had before the tide turned.
|Geese on the beach|