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Heavy rain, no wind and poor visibility on our way to Skye, we were glad we’d taken the photos the day before at Rona. Dropping the mooring lines we left on high tide and motored along the Sound of Raasay. … Continue reading

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The Minch is the strait of water between the Highlands of Scotland and the Hebrides. Strong south-westerly winds regularly blow up this strait making the trip sailing south particularly challenging. At the end of June after days of strong south-westerly … Continue reading

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In 2017 when we sailed across the Atlantic from the Caribbean to Ireland and UK, Scotland was just a little too far north to see everything in a few weeks. By all accounts, Scotland’s waters are considered the world’s best … Continue reading

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The distance from Scalloway on Shetland’s west coast to Kirkwall on Orkney’s Mainland Island is almost 90nm. Our plan was to sail overnight and arrive at Kirkwall the following morning. Although we would have liked to have stopped a night … Continue reading

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Da wind flans in frae Fitful HeadWast ower fae blatterin seas, Bit never da lang, lang lippen’d sail Whaar lycht an lippnin dees. – From the poem “Flans Frae Da Haaf”
by Laurence Graham The Scottish archipelago, the Shetland Isles, are … Continue reading

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