Friday, June 25, 2010
Isle of Mull by Bev 6 24
BLOG from Bev on Go Commando near the Isle of Mull, reflecting on the land of her fathers...
June 24 17.25
Although I was brought up in Gateshead, my father’s family are from John o’Groats and I have lots of relatives in the north of Scotland but I don’t know a great deal about Scotland.
So it’s been especially nice for me to see this wonderful country from the sea. In the mornings the islands and the peak of the mountains are shrouded in mist and the countryside looks magical.
I really must come back and visit the west coast of Scotland when I have more time to explore – especially the whisky islands.
We’d rowed constantly for 80 hours before we had to anchor today to wait until the tide turned to our advantage.
If we can make this sort of progress up the rest of the west coast we might be in time to take advantage of the spring tides in the Pentland Firth between the top of the mainland, near John O’Groats and the island of Orkney, and get a flying start to the last leg of our journey, down the east coast.
We have sent in a couple of new videos from Jura and the Sound of Luing in Argyll and Bute, taken on our Samsung Wave phone.