We set off from the pontoon in the rain. I had readied the sails and on the way out of the bay the halyard got itself caught around the radar reflector and I had to spend around 20 minutes to … Continue reading 4th to 8th September – Loch Linnhe
We had seen a number of old sailing ships on the trip and soon after we had in Oban arrived “The Flying Dutchman” tied up on the hammerhead. It offers all sorts of cruises, including a sail/cycle package. Salen to … Continue reading Heading back South, Salen to Kerrera 31st August – 3rd September
There wasn’t a great deal of wind when we left Gigha and we ended up motoring all the way to Craobh. The passage past Coryvreckan was pretty uneventful and we arrived in Craobh and tied up at the pontoons. After … Continue reading North past Corryvreckan to Loch Sunart – 26th to 30th August
We left Ardfern for Jura and the moorings at Craighouse. The weather was glorious and the wind favourable we tacked our way down the Sound of Jura averaging six and a half knots. We picked up a mooring in the … Continue reading Ardfern to Jura, Islay and Gigha – 23rd to 25th August 2017
On Wednesday 16th August, I took the train for Edinburgh to Largs to start a six week long period of sailing. After spending a great week with my good friends Stu and Sharon in Edinburgh where we saw some of … Continue reading Largs to Ardfern – 17th to 22nd August 2017
I arrived in Largs on Monday to glorious sunshine and spent the day getting the boat ready. On my previous sailing trip I had noticed that there was a leak in the domestic water system so I set about fixing … Continue reading July 24th – 31st 2017
As usual, there were a number of maintenance jobs to be done, none of them critical, just ones that you mean to get around to. So, I secured the dodgers, fixed the wobbly floor at the heads, fitted some hooks … Continue reading An American, a Canadian and a Scotsman.
Looking out from the cockpit on Thursday morning, the plans for the weekend didn’t look that promising and it didn’t improve as it rained constantly for the remainder of the day. However, things did take a much better turn for … Continue reading Largs, Portavadie, Otterferry, Tarbert.
It’s been some time since Jess has sailed to Tarbert, the last time being September last year for the Music festival. This weekend we were heading to Tarbert for The Sailing and Cruising Scotland Flotilla. The flotilla is organised through … Continue reading Tarbert Weekend in June
I’ve just returned from a couple of days of sailing with my fellow ukulele player and neighbour Tom and his family. I travelled through to Largs on Thursday morning to get the boat ready and Tom and family arrived just … Continue reading Family Sailing