Sunday, 26 May 2013
Day 20 (24/5/13) Arbroath
Met up with my niece Katie for dinner in the Harbour Grill – much reminiscing about times in Southwold with her grandparents. I have decided to sail to Peterhead today (25/5/13) due to forecast light wind from the south and sun.
Day 21 (25/5/13) Arbroath to Peterhead (67/519nm)
Depart 1200 Arrive 2300.
Wind SE 16kts until 1630 Sailed with ‘reaching staysail’ - average boat speed 7kts. Motorsailed from 1630 to 2200. Fine and sunny. Raymarine RL70C cockpit chart plotter gave a blank white screen for the first 30 mins and then worked fine for the rest of the passage. I have seen this once before – it is probably suffering from the cold and damp. I have a repeater chart plotter above the chart table but this is not much use navigating single handed into a very large harbour like Peterhead.
Day 22 (26/5/13) Peterhead Marina
Met up with another fellow circumnavigator Trevor in Moonbow. Weather looks good for an early morning start to Whitehills or Lossiemouth tomorrow. The pilot book warns to keep well clear of Rattray Head – at least four miles off due to highly disturbed tidal water.