This turned into quite an epic as we set out only expecting to make it past Jura to Islay, but storm warnings were coming through (again) so we decided to come through the Straights of Islay (which, with the tide behind us we did in record speed), head across to the Mull of Kintyre and then straight down to Belfast. Although the wind began to fall the sea state was pretty rough. The best fun was trying to serve dinner whilst the boat was rolling like a pig and the cooker, which is on gimbals, couldn't quite keep up with the roll of the boat. I managed to get the pasta bake out of the oven and put it on top, whereupon it tried to jump up and disappear down the back of cooker. I just managed to retrieve it and served out for those still wanting to eat and put it back in the oven. However, Mark the skipper came down a few minutes later, got it out again and dropped it all over the floor. You can imagine the chaos of having a rolling pitching floor covered in pasta sauce, it reminded me of a programme that used to be on TV, It's A Knockout I think it was called.
The best bit of the day by far was sailing down the coast of Jura, absolutely stunning, this is without doubt the most dramatic scenery we have seen so far.