Trip Start May 12, 2011
Trip End Oct 15, 2011

Loading Map
Map your own trip!
Map Options
Show trip route
Hide lines

Flag of United Kingdom  , Scotland,
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Much, Eigg and Rhum are very close and are called The Small Isles, but our 5 day forecast suggested strong winds over the wekend so we decided to give Eigg a miss.

Rhum - Scottish island number 10

We left Muck in the morning and goosewinged North at four and a half knots.
As we got closer to Rhum we could see the cloud cover filling, and then a deep mist descended. Although we did get our sound signal out ( - . . ) visibility didn't get quite bad enough to use it.

In Rhum this afternoon upto 30 yachts are expected. They are doing the Malt Cruise, which is (or was) something to do visiting whisky distilleries.

We had hoped to visit Kinloch castle, but it is only open for the guided tour and we missed that by half an hour.

Scotland in summer is renowned for suffering with two particular problems: bad weather and midges. Our guide book warns that Rhum is a particulalry favoured spot for midges, and so it proved. In fact we haven't been bothered by midges at all till Rhum, and even there it wasn't too bad. I have some citronella ointment I bought in India which seems to help.

Rhum has a strong community spirit. We spent some time in the community centre which had refreshments and internet access. The local big house, Kinloch Castle, hosts a hostel and a bar in the evening. As there were 23 other yachts anchored in the small bay we were not surpsied to find a few yachties in the bar. We had a good natter!
Slideshow Report as Spam
  • Your comment has been posted. Click here or reload this page to see it below.

  • You must enter a comment
  • You must enter your name
  • You must enter a valid name (" & < > \ / are not accepted).
  • Please enter your email address to receive notification
  • Please enter a valid email address


Barbara on

Thank you Simon for Postcard from Isle of Islay - lovely and much appreciated. I guess you are getting some lovely horizons - it looks calm and spacious. Its good you can spend some time ashore and get to know and see local life.

Use this image in your site

Copy and paste this html:

Table of Contents