Scotland

Scotland is a wonderful place to explore, with rugged countryside and beautiful scenery.
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This did not go according to plan!

We had left Gigha and it was time to get the sails up, so we unhitched the halyard from one of cleats on the mast. This was a little trick we learned from re-reading our competent crew books, but by...
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The engine's fine, but the crew needs a jump start

We were at anchor in Lagg Bay and we were trying to get a forecast, so we made my phone into a mobile hot spot then hoisted it up our flag hoist, to see if the extra height could get us the signal...
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Foul tide be d*mned! We're going anyway

We were sailing at a good clip of knots down the Sound of Jura and I was juggling like mad, trying to make the best decision, on where to go. We could get to the mouth of Loch Sween in an hour, then...
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Who turned our tide off?

Our bilges were full of goodies and we were on our way to find our next adventure, whatever that would be. But first thing first, we had to leave Oban Transit marina and go across Oban bay to...
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Why bother planning anything?

We had been at anchor for a few days, and the arc that we had drawn with the track on our chart plotter was pretty impressive. Really thick as we had swung with the wind blowing at 38knots, thus...
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Our Delta Anchor is too good!

Sitting at anchor is great. It is relaxing and great to get away from everything, but we are in Scotland, so the weather was dreadful, plus we are not the kind of people who can relax. So we decided...
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Lumpy Sea? We might get lucky!

Before we showed our latest sailing adventure, we thanked our supporters and they are Darrel Walters from the Sail Cruising UK Facebook group Paul Johnson Al from Perth Léon...
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The dangers of helming a sailboat

Our stay in Tayvallich was really pleasant, with a good cross section of what Scotland has to offer, with a misty morning followed by a quiet sunrise, then glorious sun shine. However, the owner of...
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We're gonna need a smaller boat!!!

We had left Gigha and we were sailing, we really wanted to sail as long as possible, after all the weather was lovely so why not. We were sailing slowly so at long last Beverley adjusted the halyard...
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Don't put the sails up backwards

We left the secret anchorage after a few days chilling out and working, but the weather was right for moving on and more importantly the time window for departure had reached dawn rather than prior...
Raising money for the RNLI

The RNLI turned 200 years old on 4th March 2024. So as sailors and people who promote the joy of sailing, we thought that we would like to raise just £200. What we hope is that other people take up the shout and raise their own £200. In the last 200 years the RNLI have saved over 144,000 lives and yet they are funded entirely by people like you. They are not government funded.

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