Oban is a very busy place as you all know. Old Troll visiting Oban on Saturday last in the wind and rain got the very last berth available at Oban marina. The sailing club moorings vere also all taken. Other yachts were searching for a place to lay there weary and very wet heads. We came round from the Clyde about ten days ago to Ballachulish for the next six weeks or so. The main hazard on the tide driven journey where speeds of 9-11 knots were obtained for long periods by a 10hp engine were the midges in Gigha and Jura. I thought that I ought to post something no matter how boring. By the way the Carradale moorings have so far not materialised, but I understand are still planned to take place.