Originally Posted by codprawn
I am determind to cruise around the West of Sctoland next year!!! What's the best time to get nice weather an avoid the bloody midges???
I would say mid May to mid July. Generally the driest and least windy, but you never can tell. The pics I posted were early June. Hot sun, frigid water and air icy at any speed. But it's great when you stop.
Keep an eye on the Atlantic systems on the Beeb weather site. When you see a high coming over the north, pack up and go - you might only get one chance.
Those two pics were taken about 1300. I set off in fog, vis about a mile if that. The weather site showed the cloud would clear the Ross of Mull by 1200. I arrived in Tinkers Hole 1210, anchored, and by the time I was sorted there was a clear blue sky and the world was steaming.