Cruise in Company - Sunday 8th August, 2021
With very light winds and the potential for rain later on the forecasts, initial thoughts stretched to destinations relatively close-to-home for the August Cruise-in-Company this Sunday past. An early thought to head towards Kinghorn was quickly superceded by another to target Barnhill Bay, a lovely anchorage accessible at high-water that lies just West of Aberdour, tucked away out of sight of the industry of Braefoot Bay.
Once upon the water however, with the lightness of wind encouraging the use of Gennakers and Cruising Chutes for those in possession of such, the destination was changed again to the anchorage on the sheltered North side of Inchcolm Island simply to bring the target a fraction closer as a result of the slow progress being made.
The passage was very pleasant with the usual wildlife of the Forth on display, from the statuesque Cormorants airing their wings on the Cow and Two Coos to the occasional seal's head breaking above the water-line around the deep-channel markers where they like to haul-out for a rest in the warming sunshine.
Eventually the fleet made it to the anchorage and either dropped anchor or rafted up alongside a friendly neighbour for a bit of lunch before heading back home to Granton again. The return passage ended up being a motor for most with the conditions turning fairly wet yet still with very little wind to move all but the smallest boats taking part.
All in all, it was another very enjoyable day which brought our fleet together and though the cruising may have lacked the drama of some more spirited adventures from the past, the company made it every bit as fun.
Last updated 08:28 on 20 August 2021