03 Jun Pentland Firth
3 June 2021
En route from Stromness to Aberdeen, you sail through Pentland Firth, the strait between the mainland of Scotland and the Orkneys. The current can be really strong there, during spring tide it can reach about 12 knots! Therefore you will have to plan sailing through Pentland Firth carefully, so you don’t have to go against the current. We did that and so we arrived three hours before low tide. Unfortunately the wind came from the exact opposite direction. This created rather short, high waves from different directions. Quite unpleasant, but also very impressive. Now on to Aberdeen.