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6th August, 2017


After our fab day cruising off the west close of Scotland yesterday, I awoke to a lovely morning. The sun, having risen at 0509, beat me getting up this morning to reveal a calm, sunny and warm day....

To the south east of Shapinsay we embarked the Kirkwall Pilot at 0630, as scheduled. I enquired of the Pilot about the warmth of the day, amongst other navigational important information. His humorous response was "yes, it could be 19 degrees today, they'll be fainting in the streets of Kirkwall”!

All fast on the berth just before 0800, my passengers were off ashore by 0830 on some very interesting Shore Excursions. Scapa Flow, and the Italian Chapel to name two of the really great places to visit. For our independent wanderers I was advised the Kirkwall would be busy on this Sunday, because Saga Sapphire was in town.

A couple of light showers occurred early afternoon before it was 'all-aboard' for our passage to Peterhead. A brisk, but bright, sea-passage through the evening.

Captain Stuart Horne

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