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, […]

You’ll take a dram (or two)?

November 11, 2015

Ask any whisky enthusiast about single malts from the Hebrides and they’ll wax lyrical about the long established distilleries on Islay, Jura, Mull and Skye, but there are now two new kids on the block that are well worth the pilgrimage. Ardnamurchan is one of the UKs great unspoiled wildernesses.  Rugged, isolated and utterly wild, […]

Eyes Down for Ob Coramach!

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 […]

The “Baltic” Cruise

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 […]

The Isle of Erraid and David Balfour’s Bay

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 […]

The 21st Jura Music Festival

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 […]

The Bosta Time and Tide Bell, Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis

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 […]

Large Outdoors cruises Mull and the Inner Hebrides

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 […]

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.

Cruising the Caledonian Canal

May 23, 2014

Highlights from our cruise through the Caledonian Canal, crossing Scotland from west coast to east coast.

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