Day 25 Applecross-Rubha Reidh

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It was supposed to be a solid but comfortable morning session, 23nm approx 6.5hrs. However, a relentless headwind picked up and with all the weight in the back of my boat and rudder down, I was spending bags of energy just trying to keep her facing forwards. I only realised what was going on after 4 or 5 hours. Arrived at the target 9.5 hrs later, grumpy and bedraggled.

I told a guy with a crook about some sheep which were stuck on a beach further round but he wasn’t a shepherd, fooled me.

The next decision was short break and short session or long break then long session. Chose the former which, after a miraculous change in wind direction and a great run past stacks and natural arches, brought me to Rubha Reidh, a youth hostel in a lighthouse.

This was a great chance to check kit and get refreshed before Jes’ departure in the morning.

It’s only dark here for 3 or 4 hours this time of year and the sunsets are spectacular.

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4 Responses to Day 25 Applecross-Rubha Reidh

  1. John Magnall says:

    Great going Joe.

  2. Bec says:

    Stunning picture! Enjoy the scenery and the experience! Bec x

  3. Catrin says:

    Good effort 🙂 just caught up with the blog, sounds like you’re meeting lots of great people and generating some good stories to tell when you get back!

  4. Harry Whelan says:

    Joe
    Harry Barry Phil.

    Keep pushing it. Your on target

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