Day 100 of the Circumnavigation…. the day Poli Poli rounded Cape Wrath… the most northern point of mainland Britain…. turned east, met the Atlantic waves and then the North Sea…. and ended up in Stromness, Orkney Islands.

A very quick, brief blog folks…. we only arrived in Stromness in the Orkney Islands at 6.15pm after a long, long day sailing from Kinlochbervie…. around Cape Wrath …and then across the Atlantic into the North Sea…. and then berthed in Stromness on the Orkney Isles. We are somewhat tired!

Cape Wrath from Poli Poli starboard side…nearly 10am on the 100th day of the voyage round Britain…about 15 n. miles out of Kinlochbervie. The lighthouse can be seen …just about!!

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A memorable day….. at 10am this morning Poli Poli drew level with the famous headland Cape Wrath…. at 10.15am we had rounded the cape and were heading to the Orkney Islands. A bright sunny day…. not a drop of rain all day…. a very fickle west wind but a good strong, easterly flowing tide which carried us safely to Stromness. Photos and details will appear tomorrow.

Photo below…to the right the Old Man of Hoy ( natural rock stack ) and an inter-island/ mainland ferry…rather too close to the cliffs!! The stack is on the island of Hoy which is south east of the main island where Stromness is.

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Total distance sailed today: 83.5 n.miles.

Distance sailed from Eastbourne: 1,884.9 n.miles

2 thoughts on “Day 100 of the Circumnavigation…. the day Poli Poli rounded Cape Wrath… the most northern point of mainland Britain…. turned east, met the Atlantic waves and then the North Sea…. and ended up in Stromness, Orkney Islands.

  1. Huge Congratulations Toby and all ythe crew who have helped you to reach this milestone. You must be feeling “on top of the world” – hope the champagne/prosecco is flowing. Continued Good Luck and very best wishes, Lorna (Swab) (near Dungeness – probably just about as far south from you as it is possible to be!)

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  2. Good stuff Poli Poli. You have ‘Topped Out’ – Climbers terminology for reaching the summit of a hard and long route! Take a moment, shake hands and reflect on a job well done.

    Night watchman

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