Returning from Skye to Weston Super Mare --Part 3 - Oban - Isle of Man.

Spent days off Oban waiting for decent weather.

Set sail through the Kerra sound

Out into the Firth of Lorne. Isle of Mull(South Coast) in the distance.

Close west of INSH island.

Seil Island in the distance.

Eskdale village on Seil Island in the distance.

Weather improving over Isle of Luing ahead. (Fladda island and lighthouse just visible).

Passing through the Cuan SOund (Between Lunga and Luing).

Cleit Rock alive with cormorants (or shags -- what's the difference!?).

Round the North end of Torsa (Off Luing).

Spent a few days in Ardinimar Bay on Luing Island. Dried out and removed a huge growth of barnacles from the hull while admiring the cattle.

Eventually set sail from Luing to the Isle of Man in a fresh northerly wind.

Passing the Royal Yacht (Britannia) with accompanying warship while rounding the Mull of Kintyre.

Spent a few weeks in Peel (Isle of Man) where the natives like pottering about in Viking long boats.