Month: August 2016

Loch Boisdale

We made it to the Outer Hebrides 🙂 A great sail with plenty of wind we set a cracking pace, and was made all the better for us by the playful pod of dolphins who travelled with us for a good half an hour…

Canna

The isle of Canna is a medium size island (7km long and 1.6km wide) with a population of 18.  Also connected by a bridge (and sand spit at low tide) is Sanday which is around 1 km long and 1/2 km wide.  Although now…

Tobermory

What a wonderful scene, it just makes you smile! Bright, fun and full of colour this waterfront village on the Isle of Mull, and from boat in the anchorage we had the best view. With the sun shining it was easy to sit, look…

Seil Island – The Bridge Across the Atlantic

Famous for it’s bridge over the Atlantic and a nice bridge it is too.  Totally different to what I was expecting (yes I had visions of a massive new metal structure tall and striking) however the 1972 built bridge connecting Seil Island to the…

Crinan

We anchored at Crinan in the bay just outside the hundreds of boats on morning buoys, looks like a very popular place for people to have boats (or keep boats and sail from). The name may be familiar to some as it also the…

Gigha, Loch Sween & Tayvallich

Just so very very peaceful.  That is my impression of Scotland.  Since departing Islay we have spent a few nights on anchor a making our way north at Gigha, Loch Sween and then on a mooring buoy in Tayvallich.  Everywhere we have been is…

Port Ellen, Islay – Scotland

Magnificent sailing and stunning weather, bright skies, good wind and calm seas – what more could we wish for!  It was actually a shame that it was only a 30 mile sail from the Irish Coast, would have been happy out there all day….

Portrush

The weather has finally been kind and allowed us to leave for Scotland.  A quick morning motor sail up the River Foyle and out to Portrush set us up nicely to cross over tomorrow morning, and also allows us to spend the afternoon visiting…

Derry (Londonderry)

Once again the weather has caught up with us and looks set on foiling our plans to cross to Scotland anytime soon.  We shall hide up the river Foyle in Derry (or Londonderry) until we can make our passage – could be waiting for…

Greencastle

Yep there is a castle (well castle remains) and it is green (covered in green ivy!).  Really only stopped here as we knew Derry (where we were heading) was expensive and we were going to be stuck there due to weather for a week,…