Thursday, 30 July 2009
Arisaig with the sun setting on what was a wild and windy days sail/motor. Left Isle of Ornsay in the morning to a choppy slow going motor. Bailed out about lunch time in Mallaig - horrible place with no where to park up . So headed down the coast to Arisaig where we had to navigate a twisty channel through the rocks to get to this delightful bay where we anchored in time for this sunset, and a beer or two-:-)
Posted by O'Malley at 21:07
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Left Kyle of Lochalsh to head back down the sound of Sleat. Winds were blowing 25+ on the nose so we dived into Isle of Ornsay on Skye for a bit of shelter as worst was forecasted. A lovely place with a hotel at its head. Had a wild night wind. Will probably stay an extra day as gale force winds are Forecasted! Then see where we go.
Posted by O'Malley at 16:18
Sunday, 26 July 2009
We were heading for Loch Torridon but the outlook for the following two days was wild so did an about turn and headed south for here. D enjoyed a few more hours of 20 knots of wind to play in! Poss heading for Isle of Oronsay 2morrow.
Lazy day in the sun. Walked thru Plockton,had pub lunch and spent afternoon reading papers while D busied himself cleaning boat etc. Piper sta2ted the Plockton sailing regatta. D caught two little fish and several little crabs in his creel which were released straight away. Had to have tea at the pub shame!
Friday, 24 July 2009
A great sail up from Inverie via the Sound of Sleat one big long beat without touching the wheel (or using the auto pilot.) Now at Plockton, another evening in sunshine ( though by phone camera is not doing it justice, an up dated pic will follow once we find wireless) A great days sailing F4 most of the way. :-)
Posted by O'Malley at 22:29
The Old Forge pub the remotest pub in the uk. 17 miles over 3 munros or by boat (we did'nt walk!) - away at 7 this morning to get to this lovely spot. -And had another sunny afternoon fishing and drinking G&T's :-) Sea food meal excellent - currently enjoying sunset & another hot choc!
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Left Tobermory this morning and got got caught in torrential rain for while as we rounded the most westerly point of the uk - Arnamurchan point. Then had glorious sunshine all the way to Muck & it is still shining now. Muck is very quiet but with 38 folk what can u expect! Cooked my catch from the day before - nice ! And now settling down
To a hot choc - what a high life!
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Motored from Loch Lhinne in goergeous sunshine - water like a mill pond - Pam stll getting dressed and preparing breakfast. Finally arrived Tobermory at 12;30 - very early-but all but one of the morrings raken ! So we pounced on it !! Cafe Fish was fully booked since yesterday so as Dermots brief fishing activity was un productive , we shopped after the obligatory drink in the Mish nish . Rian and strong winds rocking boat now ! But eagerly waiting for Aberdeen Angus steak to be cooked
Posted by O'Malley at 18:08
Monday, 20 July 2009
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
On the 20th July, Pam and myself will set off for two weeks around the west coast of Scotland. The plan is to head up past Mull towards Skye and the Western Isles. Subject to internet access we will hope to share a few photos and words on what we are up to - much like a modern day postcard (not that I was any good at sending those!)