Archive For The “Oban to Stromness” Category

June 20 – Eyemouth to Amble

By | June 20, 2012

We left Eyemouth at 07:00 to head for Amble some 45 nm south. Not only south but in England! It is surprising that of the nearly 1300 nm travelled so far only 200 of them have been in England. The rest being in Wales, the Irish Republic, Northern Ireland and Scotland. After leaving Eyemouth, accompanied […]

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June 11 – Stromness Day Off

By | June 11, 2012

We are now over half way around and have reached the Orkany Islands. A day off today saw us taking a bus to see some off sights. Skara Brae The trip took us to see Skara Brae, a 5000 year old large stone-built settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of […]

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June 10 – Kinlochbervie to Stromness (Orkney)

By | June 10, 2012

The forecast was good to round Cape Wrath and head to Stromness in the Orkney Islands, 60 nm away but also right on the wind. We had a tidal gate to meet at the Hoy Mouth so we had to motor. Leaving at 06:00 meant the wind had not started to get up and the […]

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June 9 – Lochinver to Kinlochbervie

By | June 9, 2012

A still morning saw us leaving Lochinver for Kinlochbervie at 09:00. We were catching the tide up and around the The Point of Stoer and the famous ‘Old man of Stoer’ sea-stack. The forecast was again NE F5/6 but with no sign of it then. As we sailed up towards Stoerhead the wind picked up […]

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June 8 – Lochinver and stormbound

By | June 8, 2012

The wind is howling outside and has been blowing all night we are staying in Lochinver today (Friday) and plan to leave for Kinlochbervie tomorrow. Weather calming down to F4/5 NE. Lochinver pontoons – the sun just coming out after the blow We had breakfast in the Lochinver Seamans Mission – a brand new building […]

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Jun 7 – Ullapool to Lochinver

By | June 7, 2012

We left Ullapool in bright sunshine and a flat calm which of course meant that we motored for the first hour. Once out into the Summer Isles – which are a picturesque group of islands just outside of loch Broom – the wind picked up and we sailed for an hour before the wind dropped […]

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Jun 5 – Ullapool

By | June 5, 2012

A day off in Ullapool to do boat jobs and buy supplies for the trip over the top to Orkany. Joe spent most of the morning repairing the spray-hood which has started to come apart. The stitching has rotted in multiple places. A trip ashore resulted in new supplies plus a chance to visit a […]

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June 4 – Aultbea to Ullapool

By | June 4, 2012

Left Aultbea in Loch Ewe at 10:00 – sailed off the mooring in light winds towards the entrance which we were told would be lumpy. It was. On leaving we had a chance to look at some of the World War 2 buildings which remain around the edge of Loch Ewe. Aultbea in Loch Ewe […]

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Jun 3 – Loch Gairloch to Loch Ewe

By | June 3, 2012

Set off for Loch Ewe some 30 nm up the coast and the next sealoch north. We managed to refill our water tanks before we left from Flowedale as the pontoons there have both electricity and water. Loch Gairloch the evening before The plan was to get going before the weather picked up as the […]

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June2 – Portree to Loch Gairloch

By | June 2, 2012

Left Portree in light winds after the early morning gusts had subsided. NE F4 to 5 with F6 later the forecast. The plan was to get across to Loch Gairloch, 25 nm to the NE, before the F6 came in. Sailed off the mooring and out into the Sound of Raasey. We then tacked up […]

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