Islay Trip

On Sunday, Struan and Crewman Peter went to Islay with passengers from Port Appin and Oban. The weather wasn’t perfect, with heavy rain and gusts of wind, but the Cabin on Power of Scotland kept everyone warm and dry. On arrival at Port Askaig, Islay, a mini bus was waiting to take our guests to Ardbeg and Laphroaig Distilliries. We left Islay at 1630 and returned via the Corryvreckan where some whirlpools were forming. It was a smooth run home as the tide and wind were both heading North. First stop was Oban at 1810 to drop one group off, then up to Port Appin to drop the remaining guests off.
Meanwhile, Cameron and Bruce had taken Rannochmor on an overnight charter to Tobermory. A staff member of Cafe Fish had his brother coming over to Mull for a very short period of time due to work commitments. We collected him and his brother from the train and had a smooth run up the Sound of Mull to Tobermory. On Sunday it was a different story, as we met a couple of massive squalls that flattened the seas. We saught sheltered spots as we went down the Sound and arrived in Oban with plenty of time for one guest to jump on the train. A great trip with many different weather conditions.