February 2021: Chris Adams “Hebrides Unlocked – Covid Therapy”

After the success of our virtual AGM we were treated in February to a zoom talk covering 5 weeks of glorious sailing in the Western Isles as the COVID restrictions were temporarily relaxed last summer.  Members Chris & Ann Adams visited (and beautifully photographed) all of the major Hebridean Islands covering more than 600 miles in their Hallberg Rassy – Swallow.  For once the weather was fabulous and sailing conditions superb, combining with stunning scenery and wildlife to die for – dolphins galore, whales, basking sharks, otters, puffins and eagles.  The anchorages were as uncrowded as always – social distancing is a way of life in these parts – and limited ferry capacity kept land based tourism down on even the larger islands.  

As well as proving an excellent antidote to the first lockdown the talk was a perfect appetiser for the summer ahead.