UK to Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia and Finland (perhaps)
May 01, 2009: After a marathon 3 day sail from Cuxhaven leaving at 10.30am on Thursday 28th we returned all the way back to Gosport arriving at 09.00 on Sunday morning. A trip of 446 miles completed in 70 hrs with three nights at sea. In five months we have visited 12 countries and covered about 3500 miles. An amazing adventure. The first part of the journey was very unpleasant bashing... » read more109 posts (18882 words) 567 photos 34 comments
This year we've decided to take time out and explore the south and west coasts of southern England (and Wales with any luck)and back again. Leaving Burnham on Crouch beginnin...
May 01, 2009: We’d completed over 1300 nm. The wind was on the nose around 75% of the time we were on the way.We were weather bound at least 60% of the time.Highlights / memorable moments in no particular order:Isles of Scilly – each island, arriving in pitch black night, leaving in fog, and being swamped in the dinghy (St Agnes).The dolphins on the way to Milford Haven.Skomer Island.Making... » read more88 posts (5188 words) 348 photos 3 comments
Ardrossan, Sanda, Craighouse (Jura), Tayvallich (Loch Sween), Loch Melfort, Loch Aline, Oban, Tobermory (Mull), Loch Nevis, Loch Harport (Skye), Loch Scresort (Rum), Tobermory, ...
May 20, 2012: 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 Caledonian 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 (4691 words) 54 photos 0 comments
December 15, 2012: Sail away on the tears we shedOn a voyage of destinyFading from sight on the ebbWe’ll cherish your memoryYou’ve sailed your ship through heavy swellNurtured all your crewThere to always reassure and quell Loyal through and throughSail offStill see youA gentle heart turned guiding lightPrecious to all your crewEnriched the lives of those you metCherished your friendships soLeave... » read more103 posts (23272 words) 1209 photos 48 comments
Gosport - Tulips - Clogs - who knows where next?
December 20, 2009: After being away for nearly 4 months it felt odd as we entered Portsmouth Harbour – nice thought by the Navy to send out a boat to greet us!This trip will leave us with many fabulous memories. We have enjoyed every minute and wouldn’t change anything! Holland was truly magnificent and the Dutch people are very helpful, honest and good fun! We will return….Chris and Chris » read more62 posts (6148 words) 101 photos 0 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
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
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
Return trip from Grimsby to Gibraltar. Crew: Kev & Neda
December 19, 2012: Dep » read more45 posts (3099 words) 12 photos 0 comments