Posts for Wildlife

Harp Rock in Tune with Nature

October 23, 2017

No cruise to the west of Mull is complete without a visit to the island of Lunga during the seabird breeding season. Lunga is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of its abundant plant life. Many rare and endangered plants are native to the island.  However, the main attraction is the many thousands of […]

The Shiant Isles

January 6, 2017

The Shiants are a small group of islands in the Hebrides, four miles or so off the coast of Lewis and twelve miles from the northern tip of Skye, which lies almost due south of them. Compton Mackenzie, owned them in the 1920s and 30s. He described them as ‘three specks of black pepper in […]

Preposterous Seas and Pies by Post – the 2016 season aboard Moonshadow

October 29, 2016

Bikinis on deck, early morning yoga sessions and cold beers marked the start of the season, as warm sunshine and good breezes made for some fantastic sailing.  With such beautiful weather, guests enjoyed some invigorating swimming and walking on the white sandy beaches of Sanna Bay and the gorgeous sands of Oronsay. Anyone who sails […]

From Kyle to the Pentland Skerries

April 17, 2016

Last year a number of Moonshadow’s regular guests expressed an interest in sailing to Orkney.  So, as part of our 2015 programme, we planned a “circumnavigation of the Highlands” to incorporate the Orkney Islands. Our guests arrived at Kyle of Lochalsh on the mid day train from Inverness for a 10 day cruise exploring the north-west […]

One for the Pot

January 8, 2016

Discovering and harvesting the rich culinary pickings along Scotland’s coastline makes for endlessly fascinating fun and catching sea-life for the pot is an intimate way to connect with the sea. Nothing beats the excitement of that tug on the fishing line – what have you hooked?  Enter our favourite, the mackerel.  From June to September, […]

The Treshnish Isles Puffins

June 6, 2014

We enjoyed a fantastic visit to the Treshnish Isles to see the comical puffins in their clifftop burrows.

WiSe (Wildlife Safe) Training

February 25, 2014

We are now WiSe accredited operators. WiSe (Wildlife Safe) is the UK standard for commercial marine wildlife watching.

Puffin Parade on the Shiants

July 11, 2013

The Shiants are a small group of islands lying some 4 miles off Lewis and 12 miles from the northern tip of Skye.

Basking sharks in the Sound of Iona

August 30, 2012

The basking shark is the biggest fish in Scottish waters and the second largest fish in the world. They can grow to over 10m (33ft) in length (that’s almost half as long as Moonshadow) and weigh up to several tonnes.

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