Hi again guys.. although the English were behind it..the Scots clans often hated each other. At Culloden..many Scottish clans helped the English defeat Charlie's lot. I hope the English still help some Clans with a rather prominent woman ..who thinks she is still fighting for Scotlands freedom..but that is only my opinion..and doesn't make me a bad person
I was carrying a lot of ballast so didn’t expect the Guppy to plane on 3.3Hp ..but she still managed a healthy displacement speed.
As well as visit ancestors ..I was also keen to see how the Guppy faired as a fishing vessel. I had fitted a fishfinder since her maiden voyage. I don’t always get everything right ..first time ..so will need to address the position of the transducer..I had a lot of noise on screen. The transducer is only temporary fitted..so not a real issue. I may try a through the hull solution at a later date.
The tide had not long turned and was on the ebb ..but spring tides meant I was still landing high on the grass of Eilean Munde.
Making sure the Guppy was well secured ..I took a walk over to the ancient ruins of Munde Chapel
The island is named after Saint Mundus ..who built the chapel in the 7th century ..when he came to Loch Leven from Iona.
Only walls remain..and a few graves that are where the floors once stood. I wanted to see if another old friend who stays here was at home.. but a look inside his crypt indicated he was still out. I am a bit concerned for him..as it was after dawn. I hope he too has not fallen foul to murdering Campbells
MacIain and the MacDonald’s of Glencoe crypt was still as I last saw it..which was a year ago..did I say I go here every year ?
After a few minutes of silence and respect .. I returned to the Guppy.... where ... In homage to the memory of the victims of the massacre.. I set my table .. and toasted the good health of the dead ..and wished them all the best in their afterlife .. I hoped they are still getting revenge on their slayers.
Then I made my own plans to try my hand at some murdering .. I set up the fishing rod..I planned targeting thornback rays ..which live in the deep dark waters of this sea loch.
To find out what almost dragged me out to sea..you will have to come back later ..to be continued.....