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Travel with Taransay Mhor
Following the wind to Northern France in 2014. In 2013 we took Taransay Mhor to her namesake in the Outer Hebrides and cruised The Orkney Islands.
Claladh Harbour
25/07/2012, Kyles of Bute

Peaceful early morning

Anchored in a beautiful spot last night. At sunrise we could see just what makes this part of the world such a popular cruising area. The rain clouds of yesterday had cleared to reveal dramatic emerald hills, a perfect backdrop for this sheltered nook.

Upper Firth of Clyde
24/07/2012, Colintraive

Moored by the Bute Ferry

Having a lazy time cruising around Arran, Bute and the Kyles of Bute.

Springbank Distillery
19/07/2012, Campbeltown

The bonded store, packed with casks of malt whisky

The best thing to do on a rainy day in Scotland.
Also take a swim in the modern leisure centre pool...

A Bracing Swim for Colin
19/07/2012, Lady Bay, Loch Ryan

Colin dives on the prop to free a bunch of weed & line

Coming round the Mull of Galloway, well 5 miles off, the water boiled with tidal restlessness, then a familiar laboured engine noise alerted us that something was wrong. Despite our efforts with forward & reverse there was no joy so we jogged up to Loch Ryan where Colin took a 'refreshing' dip to free the propeller of the junk which included a foil balloon.

Peel
19/07/2012, Isle of Man

Peel Harbour is accessed via a flap gate that drops at high tide.

A lovely town with a traditional smoke house and a friendly pub

Real Summer Sailing
19/07/2012, Isle of Man

On passage from Holyhead to the Isle of Man

Isle of Man
12/07/2012, Irish Sea

Douglas Promenade

A short trip home while we left the boat in Pwllheli and then we were on our way again. Abersoch made a good place to anchor off overnight, the festival on the beach added to the atmosphere, before we tackled Bardsley Sound on the way to Holyhead. Overfalls pop up on every corner of the coast around here, we were happy that it was thier day off when we passed through.

On the passage from Holyhead to Douglas on the Isle of Man we were actually able to sail, a blissful seven hours, and the sun came out, we almost believed it was summer.

Summer Sailing in the UK
11/07/2012, Irish Sea

Passing Bardsley Island

Glad I packed the right clothes for a summer season sailing in the UK.
Next year we are going SOUTH...

Barmouth
26/06/2012, West Wales

Not so attractive in the rain

Rained from before we arrived to when we left next morning heading for Pwllheli.

Aberdovey
25/06/2012, West Wales

Just a long way down to get the dinghy

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