Monthly Archives: Jun 2013

Stromness (Orkney) to Scalloway (Shetland Isles)

An almost 24-hour journey took us from the Orkneys to the Shetlands. At the beginning the seas were particularly confused and big which made the first couple of hours very uncomfortable. Eventually settling down we encountered northerlies once more, although … Continue reading

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Lifeboat exercise in Stromness Orkney

The Lifeboat crew at Stromness very kindly signed the joint OGA/RNLI forms which at the end of the year will be presented to the RNLI in Poole Dorset, the Headquarters of the RNLI. The Crew then very kindly invited us … Continue reading

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Isle of Lewis to The Orkney Islands

Kinlochbervie – Loch Inchard on the Scottish mainland The Lighthouse at Cape Wrath Gordon at his command post !! Wind against tide surfing our way to the Orkneys (in the distance) Stromness on Orkney. Midnight and still light ! Having … Continue reading

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Stornoway Wind Bound

Sailing a “Sgoth” – a traditional long line fishing vessel Hebridean views Beaches to die for!! A trip round the Harbour We have been here now for almost a week – Naiad, Tantina II, joined by Bonita, Windbreker, and latterly … Continue reading

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Plockton – Gairloch – Loch Shell – Stornoway

At anchor in Loch Shell What are you doing here? Maggie leaving Gairloch Leaving Plockton Harbour Leaving Plockton Tuesday we headed north to Gairloch. Once more a very wind less day but hot and sunny where were to meet up … Continue reading

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Tobermory to Plockton

Ready for off – the Three Musketeers and Elaine (taking picture) The sound of Sleat with the the Cuillins of Skye in the distance Tobermory 6.30 in the morning Approaching Plockton harbour Once more on our journey north the weather … Continue reading

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Campbeltown to Tobermory

Anchorage in Gometra on the Isle of Ulva Tantina II at anchor in East Loch Tarbert on Jura Too warm for clothes!!! At anchor on Gigha Washing the Bowsprit round the boat – Mull Sanday Island off the Mull Naiad … Continue reading

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