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Romadi's old Stuart Turner engine only worked on a few occasions during the trip, and we mostly relied on sail power.

We had planned to overnight in Tobermory, but the wind was blowing straight out of the harbour, and there was no way to enter without an engine, so we decided to press on around the cape of Ardnamurchen to Eigg.

We arrived at Eigg, as it was getting dark. It was quite exciting running up the narrow channel under sail, with Jayne on the bow with a flashlight, guiding me through the breaking shores on either side.

Of course this was before GPS, and the only navigation we had was plastic sextant, RDF and hand traced charts that we had copied from a fisherman in Colonsay.
Howard and Jayne [ Romadi ] 06-Aug-1982