Friday, 7 June 2013

An evening's sail past Muckle Roe...

With a forecast of light winds we decided that last night would be good for a little near-mid-summer venture on the evening with no fear of being caught out in the dark. Setting off from Voe we had no real plan in mind other than to sail out towards Vementry and see how the evening went. 

The map below is a vague representation of our course tacking out there from Voe and a pretty calm and slow run back in...


It was our longest un-interupted sail yet, leaving about 5pm and returning about 10.30pm when it was a bit chilly, but still pretty light...


We also had our first meal while actually sailing. Nothing fancy just pasta and sauce and lots of tea to wash down a packet of digestives. I was chief cook and bottle washer while Martin kept us on course heading out west...


A wonderful evening, though it did cloud over and cool down later...


I don't know what it is but I always love the sight of the cliffs of Muckle Roe with the  lighthouse standing over the massive cave...


I tried taking a few panoramas from the boat, all of them bar this one were total failures. I do like this one though; Muckle Roe to the left and us heading back with the sails goose-winged on the bearing out poles...


Here's a short video of our trip. Noisy on the way out and with bird sounds and radio 3 on the way back!


Not long until the simmer dim now and with it being on a Friday it might be good to pull and all-nighter in the midnight sun...

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