Looks like the wind blew the post before that last one away :-o
Either that..or I didnt press submit when I cut it because of too many images in the one post ?
So read this part first..then the previous one..may make sense
I awoke to the noise of a companion’s VHF .. it was the coastguard weather warning ..
“Coastal waters south of Ardnamurchan Point .. Force 4 to Force 5 winds increasing to Force 6 later”
I knew I was just south of Ardnamurchan point .. but everything was well. The midges were still enjoying their breakfast as we readied our boats for the journey up the Sound of Mull. Sea state was flat calm.
As we set of again on our adventure ..a gentle breeze started blowing the gravy cobwebs from my head.. as kayakers hoisted sails to assist their passage up the still quiet Sound.
Passing Loch Aline which is the ferry terminal for the smaller Mull car Ferry crossing ..pangs of hunger started to hit my now empty stomach.. so we pulled over and landed at the rear of the Ferry ramp..well clear of its busy passage.
The snack bar was open for a welcome break
Back on the water..I felt a lot better with a full stomach of coffee (without the faff of stoves and hot water) and bacon rolls. The sun was starting to shine too..and the breeze was getting better at pushing the kayaks along
In fact..the sea began to do a little dance as the morning got better and better
Then I noticed the yachts were reefing down their sails in the ever freshening wind.. Jibs were dropped and boats started to lean away from the blow. The kayakers still kept theirs fully rigged though.
Soon I was enjoying surfing on the ever increasing waves.. I sat on their tops and tried not to fall over them.
I even noticed the car ferry beginning to slowly nod longitudinally .. as it ploughed up a bigger bow wave than normal ?
I kept a close eye on my rear end.. as I started to see five foot high waves following me..not a problem when three wave lengths back.