It was hot and sunny, with very little wind, poor weather conditions for sailing, but perfect for the end of a wonderful holiday. Someone used the windlass to pull up the anchor, and I was pleased not to be asked to stand in the dark room with a whiff of diesel, helping to coil the anchor chain so I didn’t get snagged. Instead I sat on the boat with a cup of tea and some toast, looking at the breathtakingly beautiful scenery. I have never been to Skye, just around it by boat. I want to return sometime to walk there.
As we approached the Skye road bridge I wondered if the mast would fit underneath it.
Of course there was plenty of room! Soon afterwards someone spotted a sea eagle flying from Skye towards the mainland. It flew high in the sky and fast. I wouldn’t have known it was a sea eagle, the wing span was huge, but it moved very quickly. There are far worse things to do than to admire beautiful scenery from a boat on a hot sunny day.
When it was too soon, we were back in Mallaig.
I went for walks around Mallaig, waved goodbye to new friends who travelled on the Jacobite Express old steam train, and sat on a stony beach to watch the sun set over Eigg and Rhum.