Mooring Balls

There are lots of mooring balls that you can use while you are cruising, they are usually cheaper than a pontoon, they are really easy to hook yourself on to and they are minimum fuss when you leave.

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Journey's End

We had planned to only stay in Rothesay for the one day, but Storm Ellen decided to come our way so we stayed for a few more days before sailing the Kyles of Bute. Storm Ellen had decided to come...
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Three woman on a boat

We were in Millport having a chill, but all good things come to an end because it was time to pop around the corner and collect our friend Karen. She was coming up from Liverpool to stay with us for...
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What was that bang hiss noise

We were at Lamlash and our plan was to sail over to Troon to pick up some guests, namely my daughter Gemma and her partner Harry. We were in Lamlash and although the mooring had started out fine,...
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Diesel engine exhaust elbow

The clean up after our Pan Pan begins, so we sort out our problems and we discuss wind over tide. One of the issues that we had discovered after our Pan Pan was that the diaphragm around the...
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Pan Pan

Water was gushing into the engine compartment and filling up with diesel fumes so we declared a Pan Pan. We had at last escaped Conwy, the weather was pleasant and we could at last feel the...
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Do the Hokey Cokey - Carrickfergus & Bangor - Sailing Belfast Lough

We had taken refuge in Larne lough for the night. It was great of the boys from the East Antrim boat club, to let us have the mooring. There was a south going tide quite early that morning so we...
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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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Rock 'n' roll

So it was time to say Goodbye Scotland for now, we will be back, we only scrapped the surface of what Scotland has to offer, there is so much more to see in Scotland, so we will have to come back...
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Lashing down in Lamlash

We had left Troon and we managed to sail across the Firth of Clyde to Arran and a town called Lamlash which is just behind a small island called Holy island which gets its name because of St....
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Liv'n the dream

After we had left Largs we motored to Millport just three nautical miles from Largs. There we went onto a mooring which was rated at 15tonnes and cost only £10 for the night. We came in at low...