We left Ireland on Sunday the 25th August and took on our last long passage of our circumnavigation, across the Irish Sea. The forecast was for a decent breeze, but the sea conditions were set to be moderate/rough. The first day went well and we tried out our new fishing gear as we passed the […]Read More Learning to fish, and the Isles of Scilly
Once again there was panic on board this morning as we couldn’t find Buxton! We’d spent the night at anchor outside Rosslare, a busy ferry terminal, so there was no pontoon for him to escape on. If he wasn’t on board, it could mean only one thing: he was away with the fishes! I’d seen […]Read More Buxton disappears again!
Last weekend we left Amalia in Dun Laoghaire marina and stayed at an old friend from university's place in Dublin. We packed a light bag for the weekend and a box with a cat in it too. Nicola was, as ever, a great host and took us on a tour of the city, starting at […]Read More Republic of Ireland
We’ve now reluctantly left beautiful Scotland in our wake and are heading south. In the past week we have covered about 200 miles from Oban, through the Crinan Canal, around the Kyles of Bute to the Isle of Arran, and then after a night at anchor in Loch Ryan across the North Channel to Bangor […]Read More Heading south
Buxton’s curiosity always gets the better of him. Here he’s wondering where Helena could be as she calls his name up through the dorade vent:Read More Fun with Buxton
Well I guess in the inevitable has happened and we’ve finally seen some true Highlands’ weather! On the night of the 29th we had a quiet evening with good weather at anchor on the Isle of Ornsay. The next morning we had a great sail to Malaig, even Buxton enjoyed it – listen out for […]Read More The Western Isles – Part II