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6th July 2013
Windsurfing: Berneray
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Weather: crap to start wild, wet and windy then sunny late :)
Max Speed: 26.88 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
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Saturday 6th July windsurf * walk **** - crap to start wild, wet and windy then sunny late :)

What a bloody awful day! It blew a gale all night and lashed it down with rain and it didn’t really stop until mid afternoon! Cancelled our crossing to Harris because it is too rough! We were thoroughly p***ed off!!! Had a long lie in then played cards 9 games of Lost Cities. I decided to go sailing and instead of going out earlier when the weather was really bad rainy and strong winds with poor visibility when I think I could have got some fast speeds along the exposed island stretching along way offshore I waited to after lunch – wrong!!! It was still gusting nearly 30 mph so rigged the 5.8 and took the 100 lt. and only just got going so returned and rigged 7.5 and took the 133 lt. and was so’ooooooooooooo cross as the wind had gone and I had miles of flat water to play in – this is a top speed spot and I just sat in the van during the windy part of the day but I was nervous going out somewhere new in such strong conditions – should have been braver!!! I sailed out about a mile turned and could hardly see the beach and then had the plod all the way in as the wind dropped and swung off. I was lucky to get ashore all be it at the other end of the bay, shame really as this is a top spot – pity I didn’t find it a couple of days ago!!!
IT CLEARED UP AND THE SUN CAME OUT!!! Just as the weather forecast on Mag’s phone said it would!!! We went for a long walk along the beach and up across the hills to look down on the other side of Berneray Island :) Lovely to see the sun – it brings the colours out so much more and makes it a very beautiful place again. Walked back to the van and had pasta for tea with the door open and beautiful views over to Harris :)

Sunday 7th July – travelling (ferry to Harris) sightseeing - cloudy

Packed up and drove over to the beach on the other side of the island – Borve. It was really beautiful and 3 miles long. Only us and another family as far as the eye could see! The sun even came out :) We had to stop on the road as we drove off because there were two terns and their tiny baby chick in the middle of the road – the cutest little thing I have ever seen!! We went to the ferry terminal and filled up with water and walked to the end of the jetty while we waited. Had a very calm crossing – glad we waited and didn’t go yesterday! Saw lots of birds and a few seals but nothing new. No fins! Ate our crisp sandwiches on board – supplies are running low! Arrived at Leverburgh about 2 and drove round to the church at Rodel. It is a lovely stone church and we were able to go up the tower. There were stone tombs with soldiers carved on the top so an interesting visit. The road up the east coast was like a roller coaster! Very narrow and very steep up and down. The scenery was like the moon, lots of odd shaped grey rocks to the left and the rocky coast to the right. There was absolutely nowhere to stop until we got nearly to Tarbert which is where the ferry to sky leaves from. There was a piece of disused road that looked promising but we decided to go and have a look at Tarbert then finding nothing there we came back to park between two lochs. It is quite amazing scenery in a rugged kind of way! I walked down the road to take photos of the water and Mag had a look at the lochs around the van. Played several hands of lost cities

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F2 Xantos 295 133
Fanatic Cross cx 100 60 x 255
Ezzy Infinity 7.5
Tushingham x-15 5.8



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