Category Archives: Coastal Britain

July 31

Scotland (and Canada!) To Oban in the rain and fog… We moored at the marina, which is actually on Kerrera Island, just across the bay from Oban town. There is a marina ferry regularly, and we alternately explored Kerrera Island … Continue reading

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July 6

Scotland We made the crossing from Northern Ireland to Campbeltown, on the Kintyre peninsula. A good crossing, with very calm seas. On arrival in Campbeltown, I discovered that there was almost no internet service available- either using the phone, or … Continue reading

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June 25

Northern Ireland We crossed from the Isle of Man, passing a square-rigged sailing ship that had sailed into the harbour the night before, full sails, then fired a saluting gun, and moored along the breakwater wall. An impressive sight. The … Continue reading

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May 31

Wales to Liverpool Sorry folks, I’ve had some technical issues, now resolved. I made my way from Pwllheli, single-handing (which in boat terms means with no crew to assist). I was advised by every guide and publication to me especially … Continue reading

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May 18

Wales: I departed Neyland at first light with Steve aboard as crew, on May 10. We made a long day of the passage around St. David’s Head, and across Cardigan Bay to Aberystwyth. It was a good day, with calm … Continue reading

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May 8

Wales: After spending time in Swansea, I left the harbour at 0530 to make the tide, on my way to Milford Haven. Tom joined me as my willing (?) crew, and we set out, locking out the night before to … Continue reading

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April 19

Wales: I’m still in Swansea, and preparing for my next explorations along the Welsh coastline. I’ve upgraded the ‘Find Me’ tab on the menu above and deleted some older, no longer as relevant links. Please try out the various features … Continue reading

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April 12

Cornwall I made the trek to Falmouth and settled there for a week or so to await crew for the major excursion to Penzance, around Land’s End, and eventually to Wales. Falmouth was a very good place to spend a … Continue reading

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2 April

Well, the next year of exploration begins. After a wonderful winter’s mooring in Plymouth, with excursions to Canada for Christmas, and Rwanda to visit my sister in February, coupled with an amazing ringing community in and around Plymouth, I have … Continue reading

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Oct 19

Hi folks. Sorry I have been negligent in posting as often as I should to keep you updated. However, there isn’t all that much new in my world! I’ve spent about a month at Weir Quay on the River Tamar, … Continue reading

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