Posts Tagged “Scotland”

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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June 1 – Stuck in Portree

By | June 1, 2012

We are still in Portree (Skye) with the wind blowing F6 from the north east – exactly where we want to go – and the sun shining. Having the sun shining when you are storm-bound is extremely frustrating as you are continually thinking that you should be out there! Dawn Treader in Portree After a […]

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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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