Around the islands

Over the weekend the boys were running around the local islands.
Struan had a private charter around Mull. He landed his guest on Lunga and discovered the puffins had arrived for the season. On the same trip they encountered common seals, grey seals, white tailed eagles, common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins. Great start to the season.

On Sunday both boys ran around Lismore from Eriska. The weather was ideal and the wildlife was on show again.

Under Pressure

A few weeks back Struan received a call asking to run out to the island of Coll. There was a very slight issue of the plane tyre being a bit low on air pressure. As a precaution the passengers where taken off the island by sea. Struan didn’t have long and pushed on to fill the boat, launch her and then run out to Coll. Luckily he had the weather on his side and the journey was smooth from start to finish.

First run Iona of 2017

Last Sunday Cameron and Struan had their first run to Iona and Staffa this year. The weather was a bit gloomy in the morning but it cleared into a blue sky day. They picked up from Tobermory and powered down to Staffa then on to Iona for a wander. Next was the Treshnish to see the large colony of grey seals. Time allowed for a run over to the Cairns of Coll. Always a cracking spot to explore.

Commercial Connection

The winter and its’ calm days has brought a few wee commercial jobs. There has been the deployment of 2 sea gliders with SAMS and the recovery of another. They where out towards Barra so the quiet seas helped with tasks. 
The Seaweed farm has also been visited on a variety of jobs, ranging from maintenance to site visits by clients and students. 
Just as well the boys are on the water all year round.