Lough Neagh to somewhere around Ireland/Scotland
September 20, 2009: On Wednesday the wind had abated slightly and we decided to set off to Donegal. Fraser’s sister and her family were staying in a holiday cottage not far from Greencastle in lough Foyle, so we decided to pay them a visit.The sea was still pretty rough when we set off, so we decided to give all 3 children sea-sick pills. Big mistake. Although all 3 had shown themselves to ... » read more5 posts (1864 words) 7 photos 0 comments
Saiing trip from Fahan to Lagos
September 11, 2009: On Friday 7 August Doris, John, Andy and Paddy commenced our journey. we flew to Santiago in Spain via City of Derry and Stansted. Before leaving Derry we had a celebateary meal at Halos and we were taxied there in style in Jonathin’s vintage Jaguar. This set the tone for our holiday. Everything after that was measured by that.We arrived in Santago and set foot on the boa... » read more5 posts (6387 words) 10 photos 0 comments
pwllheli north wales to the med 2010
August 25, 2010: although we were planning to have a relaxed day today we preferred the med water than the mar menor so decided to move on to calpe.we couldn’t leave until the road brudge openend until 11am unfortunately, so although we had a long passage ahead decided we could maybe make calpe by sunset.wind was dead astern but needed to use the engine also to keep our speed up to make las... » read more100 posts (7643 words) 66 photos 3 comments
Pwllheli-Milford Haven-Padstow-South Coast of England-Weymouth-LeHavre-French canals- Paris-Port St. Louis-CoteD'Azur-Corsica-Elba-Rome-Italy-Greece-Croatia-Turkey-Cyprus-Greece...
April 05, 2011: Just in case you think I have stopped writing my blog, for those of you who don’t know already, I have started a new blog for this year entitled ‘Endeavours Adventures 2011’ which I started on my return to Turkey. Nothing much to write about though apart from the liveaboard life and community at Marmaris Yat Marina but this year we are daring to go to N. Cyprus, Sy... » read more433 posts (64266 words) 257 photos 156 comments
Jan and John Lomas sailing Soay, Sadler 32 from Beaumaris Bay to Western Isles of Scotland for Charity; Optometry Giving Sight. Sailing July 12th to August 30th with Oscar, I...
September 28, 2009: Wednesday 12th August Rothesay, Isle of Bute to Lamlash Harbour, Isle of ArranLucky Dad paid for Mum to go on the Radar Course – we needed it! For a change Mum was desperate to leave our pontoon. She was up and at them early, tea in bed for Dad and an early morning walk for me. We left in low cloud/fog. Yesterday we could see the other side of the Loch, today it ha... » read more30 posts (5231 words) 43 photos 1 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
Starting May 2009 sailing from North Wales and beyond . . .
September 01, 2011: In San Antonio Bay at anchor, on our first morning whilst eating breakfast a young teenager on a lilo came drifting by. He was obviously asleep, becoming quite sunburnt and unaware he was heading to seaward. We called over, waking him with a start. As he came to too he revealed a half drunk bottle of wine. In his stupor he couldn’t recall if he had been afloat all ... » read more36 posts (15579 words) 373 photos 39 comments
Porthmadog/Fishguard/Milford/Padstow/ Penzance/Falmouth/Plymouth/Chichester/ Brighton/Le Havre/French Canals/ Port St Louis/Golfe Du Lion/Spain/portugal/French Italian Rivier...
June 07, 2011: Winter in Gruissan was a rewarding experience, with sun mostdays, sitting in front of the Boulanger’s in the village drinking coffee andwatching the world go by, we could forgive the strong wind blowing from the snowcapped Pyrenees. Protected from the wind by the building with a view of thevillage square, it soon became a feature of our daily routine.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “ur... » read more29 posts (27558 words) 20 photos 39 comments
Ardrossan, Sanda, Craighouse (Jura), Tayvallich (Loch Sween), Loch Melfort, Loch Aline, Oban, Tobermory (Mull), Loch Nevis, Loch Harport (Skye), Loch Scresort (Rum), Tobermory, ...
February 20, 2010: Back down the Sound of Mull, past Lismore Island and into the entrance to Oban.We are coming in under sail and Ron doesn’t seem to want to take the main down yet..I am on the helm busy keeping my on one Celedonian MacBrayne ferry that is just leaving the terminal and one another one that is coming up the channel astern of us when..Splash, its that fender over the side again, and a call of... » read more26 posts (4557 words) 54 photos 0 comments
5 Day qualifying trip and passages under examination to qualify for the RYA Day Skipper/International Certificate of Competence Skipper ticket.
May 24, 2010: Day 5 – no sailing today, less than 5Kn wind and a damp fog. We did get to see some more dolphins though, so it wasn’t a complete waste! » read more5 posts (194 words) 0 photos 0 comments