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.

Watch our "Mooring techniques" video and add comments

Mooring techniques

Well the winter talks have begun and to kick the season off, we start with how we moor up to mooring buoys Why moor, or What is wrong with marinas? Location - They might not be where you...
Watch our "Scotland's best kept secret" video and make comments

Scotland's best kept secret

We had finally got past Ardnamurchan point and it's lighthouse, which needed a lick of paint in my opinion. It was the same colour as the rock it stood on, so did not particularly stand out. The...
Warch our "We can do this the hard way or..." video and add comments

We can do this the hard way or...

We anchored in Loch Aline, this meant that on this trip we had been on the pontoon, taken a mooring ball, and now we were anchored. So, if you ever come to the Loch Aline, there are plenty of places...
Watch our "A big detour, but worth it" video and add comments etc.

A big detour, but worth it

After we dropped Karen off, the weather turned from mild to horrible, so we had to cross the bay over to Oban Kerrera. You are only allowed to stay in Oban Transit for a limited period, and while it...
Watch our "We got ourselves a convoy!" and add comments

We got ourselves a convoy!

After the yard, we stayed in Liverpool marina for one night as there was still lots to be done including adding sails and giving Salty Lass, the first of many cleans that were needed. However,...
Watch our "It is not a relaxing sail" video and add comments

It is not a relaxing sail

After having a few hours rest in the Isle of Man we continued on our journey to the Isle of Man. With the previous two days we have been motoring through fairly flat seas. Well the journey on was...
Watch our "Who turned the summer off" video and add comments etc.

Who turned the summer off

After a few days in Millport we were still on the Mooring balls rather than at anchor and there was a very good reason for this. The mooring balls were free. Now realistically we could of moved to...
Watch oor "Mooring and Moaning in Millport" video and add comments

Mooring and Moaning in Millport

We prefer to ENJOY our sailing rather than ENDURE our sailing, but sometime that just does not happen. After we had stayed the night in Rothesay, we went to Millport to go to the moorings there....
Watch our "Pressing the distress button" video and add comments etc.

Pressing the distress button

Our journey continues around the Firth of Clyde, taking our time for us it is the only way to go. We were in Lochranza which is at the top of Arran, there they operate an honesty box, so we went...
Watch our "Whisky, anchors and strange monsters" episode and add comments etc

Whisky, anchors and strange monsters

We were at last in Scotland, in Campbeltown and our 2021 adventure could begin at last. Of course weather delayed the start of our adventure, so while we were holed up in Campbeltown, we did boring...