The wind had died off, meaning we could safely leave the boat anchored and take the dingy to Tobermory.

Tobermory distillery was next on our infer d. That's not so uncommon to have one or more of these processes off-site, but for some reason at Tobermory I felt that there wasn't enough left onsite.

We then headed back to the boat and over to Kilchoan. On a mooring buoy for a very enjoyable lunch onboard with our friends Geoff and Sandra who live there (and in London). I nearly got caught out picking them up with the dingy with it being low tide and as it was only a short distance I hadn't really looked to see if you couldn't just go in a straight line to the small slipway.

After lunch we passed the milestone of passing Ardnamurchan Point. This is the most westerly point on the mainland of the UK, and famous to us for being the boundary of the inshore forecast areas. To us it was also a significant milestone on our trip, and heralded that we were entering the more remote waters of NW Scotland.

We finished the day in Arisaig, which we know of as a favourite haunt of our neighbour Sam, but is a good natural harbour once you navigate the slightly tortuous entrance channel. It has plenty of mooring buoys although most are used on longer term lettings, so we picked up one of 2 available and subsequently found that we'd been lucky as that was owned but the owner was away.

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    Ardnamurchan Point
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