Posts for Wildlife
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
June 6, 2014
We enjoyed a fantastic visit to the Treshnish Isles to see the comical puffins in their clifftop burrows.
February 25, 2014
We are now WiSe accredited operators. WiSe (Wildlife Safe) is the UK standard for commercial marine wildlife watching.
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.
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.