Archive For May, 2012

May 31 – Plockton to Portree

By | May 31, 2012

Last night we spent a very good evening ashore after showers and a meal in the Plockton Hotel. Good meal and good entertainment from a traditional Scottish band. Met another boat Bella Rosa (Bob and Jean) – a Hallberg Rassy 37 – who are also doing the round Britain. They have been at it since […]

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May 30 – Armadale Bay to Plockton (30nm)

By | May 30, 2012

After a very rolly night on a mooring buoy – having been forced into the saloon to escape the motion – we set off from Armandale Bay at 07:00 for Plockton. It was not long before we had our first view of the Cuillins which where in bright sunshine on the other side of Skye. […]

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May 29 – Tobermory to Armadale Bay (35nm)

By | May 29, 2012

Set off from Tobermory for Armadale Bay on Skye at 08.30 in hazy sunshine and a light sailing breeze. The main was hoisted on the mooring and we sailed off heading out to round the infamous Ardnamurchan point. Ardnamurchan Point The wind angle and speed were just right for the Cruising Shute – which until […]

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May 28 – Loch A Choire to Tobermory (30nm)

By | May 28, 2012

A 6am start from Loch A Chorie was made much more bearable by the remains of the sunrise. The loch was flat calm and with almost zero wind. Loch Linnhe at 7am We motored out of the loch and down the western shore of Loch Linnhe, this shore being very remote as the only access […]

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May 27 Oban to Loch A Choire

By | May 27, 2012

We set out from Oban on a short trip (15nm) to Loch A Chorie – a small Loch at the south end of Loch Linnhe. David had a recommendation for a restuarant called The Boathouse at the head of the Loch in a place callled Kingairloch. There are six mooring buoys owned by the restaurant […]

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May 26 – Oban: Day Off to Provision

By | May 26, 2012

Took a short trip into Oban to re-supply the boat with essentials before the trip north. We were just about to leave for Oban when a huge catermarran came alongside cliaming their berth and we had to move to another pontoon. Oban is a busy place being at the end of a railway line and […]

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May 25 – Ardfern to Oban (30nm)

By | May 25, 2012

Left Ardfern for Oban – Dunstaffnnage marina – in full sun shine and gusty winds. Heading for the Dorus Mor – then through opposite the notorious Corryvreckan whirlpool. Fortunately for us it was a calm day and we had worked out the tides so we survived! A quick Slalom through some minor islands with off […]

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May 24 – Port Ellen to Ardfern (46nm)

By | May 25, 2012

After a pleasant walk around Port Ellens charming harbour we left for Craobh Haven marina some 50nm north. The day was blisteringly hot and with zero wind. Spectacular mountains all around, the Paps of Jura in particular, meant that we had great views as we motored on. We were due to pickup some northerly tide […]

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May 23 – Glenarm to Port Ellen (Islay) 50 nm

By | May 23, 2012

Off to Port Ellen on Islay! Left Glenarm in about 0.5 mile visibility at 11:30. Tide was due to turn at 13:00 so we needed to be on our way if we were to get to Port Ellen 50nm away. Visibility reduced further once outside the marina so radar and AIS were used for most […]

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May 22 – Bangor to Glenarm (30nm)

By | May 22, 2012

A good sailing day. We left Bangor after and were soon gybing down wind with true winds of 15 knots and the tide behind us. Sun shining but fog patches and fast ferries, coming in and out of Larn, made it more interesting. Wind held out until we were just of the entrance to Glenarm […]

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