Moody ‘Azure’ Blues on the Sound of Sleat

Hard Day in the Office

Harsh sun light, reflections off the water, reflections of the white decking, moving platform, ozone haze.  Life can throw some touch assignments but it is always great to accept an offer to grab a few hours sailing with David MacKay on board his Moody 36 – Thistle Dubh  (pronounced ‘thistle do’)

You can just make out the Isle of Eigg in the back ground and the Point of Sleat.  Thats the end where I live.

Isle Ornsay lighthouse is in the background on the left and behind David is Sgurr Na Coinnich.  We have just left the mooring which is around the headland by the lighthouse.  Within 5 minutes of the mooring there is a whisky distillery, a Michelin starred restaurant, a great hotel with pub and regular live music and a gin distillery nearing completion.  Location, location, location.  Oh and some great B&B’s – see below.

Looking up to the Northen end of the Sound of Sleat where it narrows for the Kylerhea ferry.


A couple of portraits of David using on camera flash and the sun as lighting.  (Still waiting my remote trigger for the flash – post can be slow)

The area of the Sound where we were sailing is over looked by ‘Thistles on Skye’ Bed and Breakfast where David will be your host and I can assure you the accommodation and its views are excellent – only surpassed by his breakfasts – so if you need a room in Skye???

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