I was very pleased with the handling of the 850 on the passage over. With five lads and a full tank, she held her own and was up there with the big boys in the cabin ribs, arriving at the head of the pack with crew (and ZT-370) intact. The new leg was a marked improvement, gear change wise, from the previous one and passed the Test Monkey Challenge with full marks, eg, it brought us home
We gathered up and began the tricky entrance to Ardbeg quay. There are a lot of rocks in there so we slipped in single file behind Corryvreckan
. I had put this precaution down to Tom liking first pass at the huge tray of free Ardbeg "shots" on offer, but after one unfortunate boat had "an encounter of a topographical nature", I realised that he was doing the prudent thing
We rafted up and made our way up to the visitor center. There we found the aforementioned whisky, a cracking buffet lunch (biiiig spread) and a live trad band. There were around 100 pax for the lunch. Some Ardbeg "Corryvreckan" was purchased
and after some more "refreshment" and for some, a tour, we returned to the ribs.