We’ve returned briefly to the mainland to pick up Brian and Jane, our guests for the next week, which also means internet access and a chance to write a quick blog of the places we’ve been to over the past few days. After leaving the Caledonian canal we headed down through Loch Linne stopping off […]Read More The Western Isles – Part I
We’d initially expected to pass through the canal in three days, but it’s been so nice we’ve taken six. The scenery has been stunning and we’ve slowed the pace down to the point where it’s felt like we’ve taken a holiday within our holiday. We’ve had our first guests on board too. Maarten and Olga […]Read More The Caledonian Canal
We’re delighted to be able to announce that after almost a week of being absent without leave, Buxton is now back on board the boat with us! We received a call late yesterday afternoon from a couple saying that they had a cat in their kitchen that looked very much like the one in the […]Read More Buxton is back!
We had a terrible surprise on Friday morning. We awoke at 5am, to an alarm that I should have cancelled on my phone, and Buxton was not there. We searched the boat, and then the marina for him but he was nowhere to be found. The only clue we have is from a boat that […]Read More Lost cat
After another long overnight journey we’re now tucked safely away in Peterhead marina on the tip of Rattray Head, Scotland. In contrast to the solitude of the Farne Islands nature reserve, where we spent the past two nights at anchor on the Northumberland coast, Peterhead is a stark, busy and highly industrialised port. The main […]Read More Welcome to Scotland – passports please
Here’s a short video of our sail from Blyth to the Farne Islands. Warning: includes a gratuitous closeup of the cat: I’ll try to upload some better resolution video when we get to a wifi point as posing videos is hammering my 3G connection. We left Blyth at around 1100, and stopped at Amble at 1400 […]Read More Video: Sailing North Yorkshire
We couldn’t have wished for better weather over the past few days, and it’s been great relaxing here in Whitby, it’s a lovely town. Among other things, I’ve kept myself amused with a couple of minor jobs on the boat that have involved tying some quite intricate knots. The first is called a turk’s head. It’s […]Read More Two things to do with string