Lovely classic Dylan WinterCheers Warren
I guess that sailing with all those rocks around certainly heightens the senses, one false move and all that…..I reckon it makes you a better sailor too…we’re probably a bit lazy down here with all that lovely soft mud to squelch into, nothing dented except your pride when you touch.
Did you know that you were on the way to sell the boat at that time? and did you have an inkling that Jon was going to buy it….funny how things work out.
I knew that we were on our last voyage so there was a bitter sweet feeling to the thing for me. Jon came on the journey up the North Sea and the two weeks aboard cured his hay fever for several weeks afterwards. So he came on this trip to see if it would do the same again. It worked and he got permission to invest in a yacht of his own.
As Warren said, but he forgot to mention the beautiful scenery. I also do agree that the sticky up granite pointy bits out of the water would tend to help the one’s focus on pilotage!
The consequences of messing up are not good. But I have cloncked many rocks and the boat has survived without springing a leak.
A beautiful haven. There used to be plenty of shellfish to gather for dinner after a few hours walking the hills. I must go back one day. Thanks Dylan.
I would love to spend a few days sailing and rowing the little dinghy around the arisaig bit of coast….. I hope to get back… maybe take a trip with a pop up tent and the dinghy on the roof of the car this coming summer. If the project falls then I will go back and see the lochs I missed from the shore and from the dinghy.
With regard to the lava you need an OS map. The hills immediately behind Sanna are the western side of the remains of a volcano crater. The entire circle remains and the roas into Sanna runs through the middle; it’s about 2 or 3 miles across
whatever transpires I intend returning with a dinghy, a bike and a tent. It is a wonderful slice of geography.
A little West Wight Potter is just the job for this sort of area. I had one for years when it was just me and the boat and we were ecstatically happy. The great thing is that with the keel up she drew a mere five inches, with the keel down about three feet – with the plus that you didn’t need an echo sounder, just a pea stick and if it went wrong you just got a clunk on the keel – pull the piece of string, up she comes and you’re away again – perfect!
One man trailing too…
I am looking at all options – but a tent, a dinghy on the roof and a bike seems sensible
although being scotland…..see the fourth daily blog…. and the fifth. a few hours in the rain with with no standing headroom soon starts to wear a bit thin.
Love the vids great old guy stuff I have an Endeavour 26 do you know them ?
I have never seen one in the flesh – they have a lovely back end though and the cockpit looks perfect –