Up the friday night with Gordon & Pete for a planned early start. But sun was out and wind was little so left later than planned, in next to no wind. But got a opportunity to fly the cruising sail for the first time. Piece of cake, and great fun. As you can see plenty of blue sky, but with a northerly wind, a tad cool. Drifted around fishing off the end of Kerrera where I caught a couple of very small mackerel. Anchored at Puilladobhrain. lovely sunny evening. friend Dave Punton and his crew were at anchor there as well, and joined us for dinner. Head off next day back to the mooring
Sunday, 3 October 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
Late start after a mega breakfast. Left loch corrie at 11 am for a lovely sail across to the mooring. Had a couple porpoise do a small display off the back of the boat.
I've added above a small something i pulled together of the trip with Kieran & Gerard
Wind still about so went for a walk on Kerrera, very nice. Left Oban eventually at 13.00 with three reefs and a small hanky flying at the front. Still did 7 knots across to Lismore lighthouse. Turn north up towards Loch Linnie. Had a lovely sail as wind reduced. Pulled into Loch corrie, and grabbed a buoy. Lovely place, booked a meal at the boat house, which was very good, even though the rain came back for our transition from boat to restaurant.
Friday, 20 August 2010
Kieran bought some mussels which we had followed by curry!!! More wind has arrived ( nothing to do with meal!) can hear it howling out side and the waves are hitting the boat like a hammer. Hope I can get some sleep much creaking, slapping & howling and that's just the neighbours!
Sunday, 25 July 2010
Saturday, 24 July 2010
Monday, 19 July 2010
Decided to hire a car as it was cheaper than a taxi for one trip to Talisker. Infact we got it from Saturday 13.00 to 10.00 on the 19th (as they were shut on the Sunday) Any way drove over to Talisker, and sampled did tour and bought bottle! Picture is off the oldest cask 1979 which sold for £215 per bottle ! Seems young compared to brandies in France that go back to the II world war! Drove about after that. Sun was out by the pm.
Saturday, 17 July 2010
Forecast weather looked promising for a dash across the to the Outer Hebrides so we left at 9.15am (saw 6 dolphins) once out in to the Minch It was evident that the weather was getting worse quicker than expected , so a call to the Stornaway coast guard confirmed a gale warning was imminent so we turned tale and head back to the Dunvegan followed by two yachts! And sure enough it arrived! Look’s like we will be in Dunvegan for a while longer. As more weather was expected. Popped over to the village get a few bits to see us out. Popped to in to the local bar and met up with the fisher men we had seen on the way out and back, as they finished early as well, caught up wit the local gossip!! Forgot to mention met up with some from work last night , he comes from Dunvegan! One of those weird I recognise the face but the place was wrong. Picture Pam getting some quiet time J
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Wednesday, 14 July 2010
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Friday, 9 July 2010
Forge the middle of no where pub! We left Left (escaped) Arisaig into a lively seas, but had a great sail upto the forge, wind and sun all the way. And it got better! On shore several beers later pre dinner drinks ! Then ate in Forge -nice. The picture is our view from our table. Earlier start tomorrow!
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Instead we ate drank and slept!