From the Great Cumbrae we set off across The Tan, the channel that separates it from its southerly neighbour Little Cumbrae.
A light breeze got up and Phil and I soon pulled away from our sailless companions. So much so that Maurice is already thinkinhg of drilling holes in his shiny new boat to fit a Flat Earth 0.8sqm Code Zero sail!
The Little Cumbrae island rises in a series of ledges and is topped by the remains of its first lighthouse which was built by James Ewing in 1757
We landed near the house (which was vacant) on...
...the little beach below the castle where we...
..enjoyed first luncheon in the beautiful November sunshine.