Log #16a Scotland-Fraserburgh to Inverness

Log #16a Scotland-Fraserburgh to Inverness

Log #16a Scotland-Fraserburgh to Inverness Written July 13,2000 At Scalpay Island, North Harbour Outer Hebrides Covers the period June 3 to June 6, 2000 I write this after a night in Scalpay Harbour, where at 0300 we dragged our anchor in 45 knot winds, went on the rocks, and almost stayed there, the closest risk
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Log #16b The Great Glen (Caledonian Canal) Part 1

Log #16b The Great Glen (Caledonian Canal) Part 1

Log #16b The Great Glen (Caledonian Canal) Part 1 Written July 19, 2000 At Eriskay, Acairseid Mhor Hebrides, Scotland Covers the period through Loch Ness and Loch Oich June 6 to 10, 2000 I’m starting this log on my birthday, having just anchored in Acairseid Mhor (Gaelic for big anchorage) on Eriskay, the Hebridean island
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Log #16c The Great Glen Part 2

Log #16c The Great Glen Part 2

Log #16c The Great Glen Part 2 Written at Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland July 29/00 Covers the period June 10 to 14 The pontoons at Invergary Castle were free, as were most of the pontoons and moorings throughout the Canal. The only time we paid for any mooring in the Canal was at Urquhart
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Log #16d Highland Lochs Part 1, Charts and Pilots

Log #16d Highland Lochs Part 1, Charts and Pilots

Log #16d Highland Lochs Part 1, Charts and Pilots Started on July 30, at Caladh Harbour, Loch Riddon Off Firth of Clyde and completed at Loch Ryan, Aug. 11, 2000 Covers the period June 14 to 17, 2000 After having been storm bound in Corpach at the end of the Caledonian Canal for three days,
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Log  #16e Highland Lochs Part 2

Log #16e Highland Lochs Part 2

Log  #16e Highland Lochs Part 2 Started at Audley Bay Strangford  Lough, Northern Ireland Aug 16, 2000 Covers the period 17 June to 21 June Loch Moidart was our most scenic anchorage and Loch since arriving in Scotland, and possibly the second best of all the beautiful rugged lochs we anchored in. On entering, we
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Log #16f Highland Lochs Part 3

Log #16f Highland Lochs Part 3

Log #16f Highland Lochs Part 3 Written Aug. 19, 2000 At Port St Mary, Isle of Man Covers the period June 21 to June 26 After four enjoyable days in Loch Moidart we weighed anchor, June 21, going behind Riska Island this time on our way out and were bid farewell by a few curious
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Log #16g Highland Lochs Part 4

Log #16g Highland Lochs Part 4

Log #16g Highland Lochs Part 4 Written at Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales Aug. 25, 2000 Covers the period June 26 to June 30 We left the beautiful Loch Scavaig at noon hour, under the indifferent eyes of many seals that surfaced to casually watch our exit from that mountainous encircled loch. We had a good sail
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Log #16h Western Isles & Hebrides

Log #16h Western Isles & Hebrides

Log #16h Western Isles & Hebrides Written Aug. 30, 2000 At Menai Bridge, Wales Covers the period July 1 to July 3, 2000 Happy Dominion Day! Today is July 1, the day Canada celebrates its Confederation as the Dominion of Canada, except now it is simply called Canada Day.  We left the quiet harbour of
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Log #16i Lewis and Harris

Log #16i Lewis and Harris

Log #16i Lewis and Harris Written Sept. 6, 2000 At Milford Haven, Wales Covers the period July 4 to 11, 2000 We spent a week in Stornoway, a most pleasant civilized community, notwithstanding their quiet Sunday routine. The “marina” consists of secure floating docks – that’s it! Except as they say in the real estate
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Log #16j More Fantastic Hebrides

Log #16j More Fantastic Hebrides

Log #16j More Fantastic Hebrides Written Sept. 11, 2000 At Hugh Town, St. Mary’s Isles of Scilly Covers the period July 10 – 11, 2000 The anchorage in Loch Mariveg (56 05.5N, 006 23.8W) was quite comfortable, well sheltered and easily accessed. The next day we dinghied over to the fish farm, and talked to
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Log #16k Scalpay on the Rocks

Log #16k Scalpay on the Rocks

Log #16k Scalpay on the Rocks Written at St. Peter Port, Guernsey The Channel Islands Sept. 19, 2000 Covers the period July 12 to 16 In the usual grey misting weather we motored from the quiet seclusion of Loch Bhalamuis back out into the Sound of Shiant, past the mouth of Loch Seaforth, and into
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Log #16l Hebrides & Uists

Log #16l Hebrides & Uists

Log #16l Hebrides & Uists Written Oct. 5, 2000 At Rouen, France Covers the period July 13 to 19, 2000 We were exhausted the next day after our escapade in Scalpay of getting off the rocks, but we were now alongside a large secure fishing boat that was not going anywhere for a long time,
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Log #16m Eriskay & Barra

Log #16m Eriskay & Barra

Log #16m Eriskay & Barra Written Oct. 8, 2000 Seine River en route to Paris Covers the period July 19 to 21, 2000 The entrance to Acairseid Mor on the east coast, the only decent inlet and anchorage on Eriskay, was straightforward, once the two shoals flanking the entrance were cleared. They were indicated as
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Log #16n To the Inner Islands & the Clyde

Log #16n To the Inner Islands & the Clyde

Log #16n To the Inner Islands & the Clyde Covers the period July 21 to 25 Written at Paris, Oct. 17/00 It was a 36 nautical mile motor sail across the Sea of the Hebrides to anchor in Canna Harbour on the southeast side of Canna, between Canna and Sanday. When we arrived at this
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Log #16o Crinan Canal & the Clyde

Log #16o Crinan Canal & the Clyde

Log #16o Crinan Canal & the Clyde Covers the period July 25 to Written Oct. 22, 2000 At Langy sur Marne, France After leaving the anchorage at Puilladabhrain The 19 mile motor sail down to the Crinan was uneventful, arriving just as three other boats were entering the first lock. Inside the lock (#15) Judy
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Log #16p Repairs & Touring Scotland

Log #16p Repairs & Touring Scotland

Log #16p Repairs & Touring Scotland Written at Lagny-sur-Marne, France Oct. 25, 2000 Covers the period August 1 to 11, 2000 Snug in Kip Marina at Inverkip, just outside Glasgow, we had several things repaired and checked out for us. The damage done to the rudder in Scalpay turned out to be minimal, and Veleda
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