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The journey south commences

We leave Coll bright and early the following morning with Oban as our destination. We cross the Passage of Tiree towards Mull and are the only boat out on the water under a grey sky, however the horizon is a golden glow of sunshine at the entrance to the sound of Mull.

Golden glow above the Sound of Mull

We both stare out to sea desperately trying to spot more wildlife, understandable after the awesome dolphin show the previous day. However today we 'only' spot some seals who as always inquisitively stick their heads out above the water and watch us pass. We also see porpoises slowly breaking the surface for a breath of air and continuing on their way. Maybe we are becoming complacent about these sorts of sightings, but in any case we are thankful that the Scottish waters do offer such a variety of wildlife.

We make a quick stop in Tobermory to fill up the diesel tank - only 90 liters, not bad considering the fact that we had last filled the tank at Caley Marina at the beginning of the Caledonian Canal nearly two weeks earlier.

We stop for the night at Oban Marina on Kerrera and go into town by ferry for a decent Indian curry after which we do our provisioning for the following days.

Waiting for the Ferry in Oban back to Kerrera

Every day when we arrive at our destination Leontine marks our route and date on the map on the wall. Our return to Oban for the second time marks the starting point of our trip to the south.

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