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Whirlpools, deer, Big Brother and beasties

The bonus of a spell of good weather in October allowed us a last unexpected voyage before the St Olave goes into hibernation till next April.

Corrievreckan was the destination followed by a picnic on the anchor in Bagh nam Muc (the Bay of the Pigs) at the North end of Jura. We loaded at Dunstaffnage with people, food and animals. On board with me were Andrew ‘Manbeast’ Stevenson and his two minibeasts, Floraidh and Seamus, three wild friends from Fort William and Beastie the dog. Andrew had done the shopping for the picnic the night before so the amount of food we had to load required a lifting derrick to get it on board and would have been enough for a six-week trip to New York.

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