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We have dropped the hook in a few places, some sucessfully and some not so good, but here we have collected together where we have anchored.

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Sailing Scotland

Our 2019 cruise around Scotland started in Port Ellen on the isle of Islay which won our good variety award as there was lots of good walks in the area, a good point of interest, to go and explore...
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We dragged our anchor

After anchoring in Loch Drambuie, which according to Google maps is Droma Buidhe, no where near as nice sounding name.  it was time to start heading south, we want to explore more of Ireland...
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Tobermorey

We were in Lochaline and I decided to investigate making a storm sail. I had bought a cheep shower curtain in Oban and I decided to use this for my prototype. In my idea, I was thinking about using...
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Rule of Twelfths

After spending the night in Howth, we were ready once again to set sail, and this time the wind was in the right direction so that we could anchor in the Skerries. Looking at the passage we decided...
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Rescued at Sea

We arrived in Howth quite late, so once we had secured Salty Lass and knew that she was safe, we went down below and crashed out. The next day, once we had filled in the paperwork at the marina,...
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Running aground in our sail boat

Now that we had sorted out the anchor and the chain, we decided that we would go to a local anchorage called Hilbre Island to test it out. Although we have 50m of chain, for our area we soon...
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Anchor chains, shackles and swivels

Our brand new shackle had arrived at the chandlers, so we picked it up and also collected a small section of 10mm chain. Our survey had recommended a swivel that allows the anchor to turn more...
Raising money for the RNLI

We were only on our third sail in our brand new boat to us and we had to call the coast guard for assistance. That assistance came in the shape of a RNLI boat from Portpatrick, so we have decided to raise money for the RNLI through our Damsels in distress page on just giving, that way you know that any money goes straight to them. We have set ourselves a target of £500 and we would like to honour our pledge, so if you like our videos then please give a little to those who rescue people in the seas around the UK.

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