Saturday, 19 September 2009
Our programme of late season sailing continues with a visit to the monkish island of Inchcolm. We had hoped to get a little further afield this weekend, but the weather hasn't been quite right for it, so we decided instead to do a bit of local pottering.
Inchcolm has been in our sights for some time so we decided yesterday to make the short hop across there and anchor up for the night.
The island, with the remains of its ancient abbey and more recent wartime fortifications is well worth a visit of several hours, particularly if you have the good fortune of arriving just as the last tourist boat of the day pulls out.
Apart from a mercifully brief visit by a disco boat, the peace of a thousand years' monastic contemplation pervaded the island and anchorage overnight and in the morning we were awakened by the sound of a seal splashing round the boat. A gem of a mini-cruise.
Posted by Jim Brodie at 19:12