As the light was fading, another pod of dolphins kept Ian company as he reefed in the main, this time they were the white-beaked variety. Downwind goose-winging at 7 knots, our turning point 5 miles out from Cape Wrath was fast approaching.
New stainless steel pulpit, not for preaching but for safety on foredeck, finally bolted down the night before sailing. The AIS receiver, linked to both plotter and laptop, gave us the identity of ships along the way. A N Other Morrison recruited as a much appreciated team member – we had a flying start from SY with a brisk down-wind romp once we’d passed the Chicken.