Essential planning for a summer cruise north to the Faroe Islands includes looking at the tourists destinations and activities on arrival. An experienced crew will voyage from Kirkwall, Orkney to the Faroes and return via the Shetlands.
Kyle Rhea is a classic pilotage and great care must be taken due to strong tidal streams. Eight knots are the norm in this tidal gate. However, with good timing and seamanship skills, the Kyle Rhea is a must-do and terrific transit to complete. Even at neap tides, the currents and eddies buffet vessels as they transit this narrow passage between mainland Scotland and the Isle of Skye.
The boat’s dinghy enhanced the trip by allowing the crew to have great fun to access and reach the most incredible places. Without the highly functional davits, it would be hard work launching and retrieving the tender. Simply, un-tie two lines to easily lower or raise. The process is stunningly quick compared to the labour-intensive alternatives. How do you waste your time and efforts by faffing around?
In summary, I have used the metaphor of a compass, a compass bearing, and navigation regarding your direction of travel. The true story of Dawn Glory going aground on a moonless night in a remote loch could have been catastrophic. What do you use to guide, lead, and inform your life? What is your compass bearing?
Sailing through on a spring tide is very exhilarating. The yacht moves through the narrow stretch of water with such speed that it carries with it anything that happens to be caught up in the water. Such as seals cruising on their backs through the eddies either for the ride or catching the fish that are thrown up by the fast-moving water. Videos of sailing Outer Hebrides, Minch, and Skye.