May 01, 2009: Testing som text pictures?? » read more1 posts (4 words) 0 photos 0 comments
After a number of years of being on the east coast I'm now taking my little boat from Cramond in Edinburgh through the Forth and Clyde canal to Bowling and then onwards to Tarbert.
May 01, 2009: After what seems like ages we set out today to take the Timahoy up to the first lock of the Forth and Clyde canal. Its called Carron lock and is just beyond Grangemouth and up the river Carron for two miles.With my new engine and the helpStephen my son and Ron from the ‘Impulse’ at Cramond I got on to the Timahoy. The new engine looked like not starting and we huffed and puffed... » read more1 posts (329 words) 0 photos 0 comments
Beaumaris, Anglesey to Inner and possibly Outer Hebrides (depending on weather!) from July 12th to August 30th 2009. Sailing Soay, 32ft Sadler with John, Jan and Oscar.
September 28, 2009: Thursday 27th August. PSM, IoM to Beaumaris. 63 miles. 11.5 hoursIt is quite comforting to sail with another yacht at night and keep in regular contact. Sea Lark has no radar. Their radar reflector was in the car. I was surprised by the volume of “traffic” off IoM given that some day-time crossings you seem to see nothing at all. Jan kept Se... » read more40 posts (5249 words) 16 photos 0 comments
This year we're attempting to sail around the UK - going anti-clockwise in the hope of less passages with the wind on the nose and a lot more sailing.
September 23, 2010: This is it for me… no more holidays.Left Mousehole after a lovely comfortable night and headed off for Falmouth.Being a long weekend we were expecting a bit of traffic.Got some really nice sailing in once we rounded Lizard. » read more62 posts (7267 words) 698 photos 0 comments
We haven't a clue, like a lot of people who have this dream to sail off into the distance, it is changing everyday. What we know we want to do is take out a couple of years, an...
August 15, 2010: We have just spent a fantastic week in Turkey and have come away with a wealth of experience. We flew out to Dalaman and were transfered to a flottilla in Fethiye. Our boat was called Sauntere and was a 34.3 Oceanis, this week turned out to be a whole new learning experience. Our lead boat which had the skipper, Allen, his wife, the hostess, Kristin and the engineer, Tom. They were ... » read more4 posts (961 words) 7 photos 0 comments