Along the coast to Whitehills…

We left the Caledonian Canal on Wednesday morning having spent the beautiful night right beside the sea lock so that we could get out on the favorable ebb tide before everything got too shallow.

We had a wonderful trip through the canal – sorry to have rushed it – and we had great weather – nice and sunny and little wind! Great for motoring… All the lock keepers were fantastic.

Our trip to Whitehills Marina on Wednesday was also blessed with fine sunny weather but unfortunately, also windless most of the way. After 10 hours of nearly all motoring, we arrived outside the harbor – which was very difficult to make out. The entrance is super narrow and then you have to make this very tight turn to port into the diminutive outer harbor… Fortunately we made and camped between two other boats and then waited until we went aground… yes the harbor is not quite deep enough – but no matter – soft mud cushioned the blow… Bertie the harbormaster has a great manner – and when we docked, he handed us a package of stuff along with an SD card of photos he’d taken of our arrival!

We were going to leave for Copenhagen on the morning high tide – but did not feel ready. When the wind piped up to about 25kts, we decided we’d wait for the afternoon tide – so that we don’t have to negotiate the tight turn with an adverse wind… Will be leaving in an hour of so…

(In a rush so pics in wrong order!)

We're in!

We’re in!

Making the turn...

Making the turn…

Approach - Smile!

Approach – Smile!

Narrow Harbor entrance to come...

Narrow Harbor entrance to come…

 

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