The day started very early, I was leaving the marina shortly after 3:30am. The weather was great except the very light wind was on the bow. I motored along Belfast Lough to pass the Copeland Islands just before 5am. The next landfall was The Mull of Galloway, a combination of tide and lack of wind meant the trip across took until 11am, about an hour late and so a small sea had developed at the Mull. But given the tide was now in my favour I was quickly passed the worst and on the way to Whitehorn, I decided that I could make the pontoons at Kirkcudbright before the tide had dropped to far and the trip up the river would be impossible.
I was passing the lighthouse at Ross Island at 4pm and motored down the river to be tied up on the pontoons at 5:30pm after a 14 hour trip. Rather shattered I had a shower and enjoyed a Steak Pie at The Selkirk Arms.
Rather surprisingly later that evening England beat Columbia in the World Cup after a penalty shoot-out.