Posts for Mull & Inner Hebrides

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 […]

Lochaline – a welcome staging post

November 11, 2016

With its sheltered waters and good holding ground for anchoring, ‘the loch of the ford of the pool’ has always been an important natural harbour on the Morvern Peninsula. The Vikings valued its strategic importance and found it a perfect haven for building and beaching their long-ships during their long occupancy of the West Highlands […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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