Just a quick post today. We completed the voyage across the Minch without incident. We were first on the ferry and as it’s a Ro-Ro, first off. I spent three years plodding up and down these waters three or four times a year and cannot recall the sea being so calm. A wonderful crossing.
Cal Mac were excellent. Sailed on time, arrived early, and provided a breakfast of Motorway standard at half motorway prices. The coffee was better than Starbucks. I’ll sail back with Cal Mac….Not that I have much choice.
I ought to have stopped in Stornoway but got muddled up finding my way out…..all six lane super highways here…It’s worse than negotiating the Périphérique round Paris. I’ll go back down tomorrow as I need maps, food, diesel and petrol for the gen set. I can last in this weather on the solar panel but I’m not expecting this weather to last and neither are the weather guessers.
I have good internet here and phone but I’m parked just outside Stornoway on a convenient but expensive and unprepossessing site. I suspect I may go AWOL for several days but as this blog is more a diary than anything else I’ll just stack them all up and post as and when I can.
Alf hasn’t been on a boat before but was very impressed. He enjoyed his crossing and I met a nice chap with a Labrador who held mine while I had breakfast. Then I held his while he went for a coffee. Cal Mac are dog friendly but not excessively so. They have a couple of areas with no windows. I was going to rephrase this paragraph but bugger it.
Have a good week.