October 17, 2015
Sutherland’s coastline, in the northwest Highlands, provides the more intrepid sailor with a fabulous cruising ground of protective sea lochs and sheltered bays under a skyline of dramatic mountains such as the iconic Suilven in the Inverpolly National Nature Reserve. Many anchorages are well documented in the cruising pilot books, but access to one or […]
May 12, 2015
The first official cruise of 2015 threw everything at us weather-wise (and no – we didn’t actually go to the Baltic)! With forecasts promising severe gales and high seas, it was even cold enough for a few snowflakes to fall between the downpours. Despite the raw conditions, our crew remained cheerful throughout and were rewarded with some very welcome spells […]
October 1, 2014
Erraid is a small, rugged tidal island, one mile square, considered to be one of the driest, sunniest spots on the west coast of Scotland. It is located at the tip of the Ross of Mull. Traigh Gheal, or David Balfour’s Bay, is situated on its south side. In the 1860s the island was transformed […]
September 30, 2014
We had long held an ambition to visit the Jura Music Festival, and this September our wish was granted when we set sail with a boat full of guests ready to enjoy some marvellous music, a few mouth-watering malts and of course, the majestic isle of Jura. The festival began 21 years ago with the […]
September 1, 2014
Bosta beach is located to the north of Great Bernera, an island lying off the the coast of Lewis in Loch Roag. It is a beautiful stretch of white sand and shell with views to the north west. Mounted on one of the rocky skerries along the shoreline you come across an unusual feature. This […]
June 21, 2014
Our guests this week were a party of eight from the outdoor pursuits company Large Outdoors. With 5 days to fill, we decided on a circumnavigation of Mull, which would take in Staffa, the Treshnish Isles and a visit to the island of Coll. We enjoyed a week of fantastic sunny weather, with just the […]
June 6, 2014
We enjoyed a fantastic visit to the Treshnish Isles to see the comical puffins in their clifftop burrows.
May 23, 2014
Highlights from our cruise through the Caledonian Canal, crossing Scotland from west coast to east coast.
March 24, 2014
As the start of the season draws near, we’re busy putting Moonshadow back after her winter hibernation. Today saw the arrival of the sails. They have been with our local sailmaker, Owen Sails, who carry out the annual servicing and repairs. This short video showcases the work carried out at the sail loft: http://youtu.be/npv4EIYXKRk. Moonshadow is cutter […]
February 25, 2014
We are now WiSe accredited operators. WiSe (Wildlife Safe) is the UK standard for commercial marine wildlife watching.