At 1930 hrs this evening Atlantis rounded the Mull of Kintyre and turned north into the Sound of Jura. The significance of Cape roundings of any kind is brought to mind by the event. From our earliest ventures to sea when, for those living on the south coast of UK, Portland Bill then the Lizard were milestones in their own right, such roundings map out an ever increasing range of 'exploration', discovery and confidence.
Having now rounded many of the southern hemisphere's great Capes (Horn, Good Hope and Leeuwin), the prospects of this trip now include Cape Wrath, the North Cape and Rossoya (at nearly 81°N - the northern tip of Gustav V Land, Svalbard) to whet the appetite for extending horizons and experience ever further. Looking back, cape roundings provide a framework for memories; looking forward, tangible goals to strive for. Out with the old; in with something new. Turning corners and all that....
Enough metaphoric philosophy however. To exploit a discovery of further [still] fresh meat in the bowels of the fridge, we celebrated our rounding of the Mull with a very senior all-day breakfast and a dram.
Looking forward; looking back.
Jamie Oliver - eat your heart out.
(although perhaps we should be more worried about our own tickers!)
Good luck to you both
If your stopping in Oban, Kerrera has a ferry service to the town..... for an option.. depends on how long your staying as the ferry wash is disturbing.
Good Luck to you both