Category: Scotland

Rona & Loch Gairloch

Loch Gairloch.  Weather finally good to leave Stornaway and make our way back down south via a different route before (eventually) transiting the caledonian canal.  As we were departing Stornaway a neighbouring yacht offered us the use of his mooring at Loch Gairloch for… Continue Reading “Rona & Loch Gairloch”

Stornoway

Well it was a little disappointing that our adventure in the Scottish Hebrides didn’t go anything like our plan.  We had intended to spend a couple of weeks on anchor exploring all the little nooks and crannies, lochs & mountains along the east coast… Continue Reading “Stornoway”

Loch Maddy

Uninspiring, which was disappointing as I just love the name – reminding me of my old dog back in Australia.  The weather was still blowing a gale and not looking like easing anytime soon which is why we had chosen to go to Loch… Continue Reading “Loch Maddy”

Kallin Harbour & Wizards Pool

After the weather eased enough for us to continue north we spent a night on the hook (anchor) in a wee bay named Wizard Pool just north of Loch Boisdale on South Uist, we didn’t get off the boat just an overnight stop and… Continue Reading “Kallin Harbour & Wizards Pool”

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… Continue Reading “Loch Boisdale”

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… Continue Reading “Canna”

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… Continue Reading “Tobermory”

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… Continue Reading “Seil Island – The Bridge Across the Atlantic”

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… Continue Reading “Crinan”

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… Continue Reading “Gigha, Loch Sween & Tayvallich”