Tuesday, 15 August 2017

13th August Tobermory back to mooring

Not bad day mix of wind from all over and little if light rain at times

12th Aug Up to Tobermory

Good sail down to the Mull  20+ knots, but wind on to nose on way up Mull so mix of motor, sail,

Aug 11th Over to Loch Chlore

Headed over to Loch Chlore with Keith.Camron and Sam

Saturday, 8 July 2017

8th July Pottering around Gairloch

Place holder

Friday, 7 July 2017

7th July

Thursday, 6 July 2017

5th July

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

5th July Rum to Plockton

4th July Tobermory to Rum

3rd July - Oban to Tobermory

Sunday, 2 July 2017

2nd July Oban

Late start slow day grey and wet

Saturday, 1 July 2017

1st july Aline to Oban

Left Aline at 9.30 win on the nose and motored down the Mull under auto pilot. Worked a treat. Once past the bumpy bit and lismore but some headsail  up and romped along at 6.5 again under auto pilot.  Grabbed a buoy at oban ( After missing the first) as of course the wind was now up to circa 20. And settled down for lunch and read while the ÷=@$#weather went past. Then into Oban for a pint of Blue Moon . Some real nice fish and chips then back to boat .
Where the sun showed its face for a while.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Head of Loch Aline

Went for walk up to house

Thursday, 29 June 2017

29th June Tobermory to Loch Aline

A day of contrasts..set off got out of Tobermory to be met by 25knots of wind. Which slowly died away. Got into Loch Aline an wind started to pick up
Anchored at the head of the Loch.  Wind picked up to 20+ I started to drag ...lifted and reset for the same to happen. This all took place over 2 hrs .. But thank God I had installed the windlass. Finally retreated to a mooring ..even that was a handful to grab and set . Need to rig some sort of bridle as anchor gets in the way. Nevertheless securely attached with 3 points. Will sleep easy

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

28th Jume

Beautiful day in Tobermory  did variety of jobs on Grania in the morning  then headed off for a walk before getting back on board..pottering day. No rain all day  bonus been out doors nearly all day

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Tobermory 27th June

Bit of motoring. Motor sailing and sailing and got here. Bits of blue sky poking through. On a mooring so dinghy yet to go up.


Suspect may have this for day two as well looking at the qty in the saucepan !

Monday, 26 June 2017

Day One 26th June

Boat along side and loaded up, it is cloudy  but nice. Sure that will all change tomorrow. But for the moment finish tea shower. May be last for a while ! Then dinner.  Ton  of food on board  and enough kitchen & loo roll to absorb the next tide !

Thursday, 8 June 2017

May 26th weekend (late update)

Headed up to the boat Friday Pm - lovely evening came along side sorted ourselves out then headed down to the pub. Gorgeous evening and in terms of steak one of the best that evening up in my top 5!!

  Next morning very hot  - headed up the mast to put wind instrument up there - getting quite practised but should be careful don't get to relaxed about that!!  

 Headed down to Puilladobhrain to play with new windlass - weather deteriorated as in Sun disappeared, few boats about. Initial anchoring spot we had to move from - as boat drifted in totally different direction to our neighbour!! But windlass made it so easy  :-)  decided not to go ashore as it was wet - spent evening on boat - unusually the boat was not as extensively stocked as normal so we scrapped together a meal along with wine.

Next morning got all sail up had a stonking sail back up even the sun was out  had one reef , as wind was up to 20 + at one point and Grania needs a reef between 10 -15knot if you want to stay balanced. New sail was sweet -

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Shake down sail 6th May

Headed over to Loch Choire and went Boathouse . Changed ownership nice but more pub food. And no fish!!! spent Saturday replacing stripe. And doing a few other jobs. Following day beautiful , breakfast alfresco. Rushed to put new sail. But never got to use, wind picked up was a wild ride back , and picking up buoy was a nightmare, pitching up and down by 1.5 meters. But excellent team work resulted in a first pick up even if it was just a rope through the eye, then creep forward taking it in at every opportunity.