China Girl, UK Circumnavigation - Year 2/3

Vessel Name: China Girl
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS
Hailing Port: Ipswich
Crew: Ann and Steve Crome
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16 September 2021 | Port Ellen, Islay
12 September 2021 | Oban harbout
04 September 2021 | Loch a Choire
28 August 2021 | Kichoan Bay, Ardnamurchan Peninsula
23 August 2021 | Loche Spelve
17 August 2021 | Tayvallich, Loch Sween
27 July 2021 | Largs Yacht Haven
22 July 2021 | Kames Hotel West Kyle of Bute.
19 July 2021 | Loch Goil
19 July 2021 | Loch Goil
13 July 2021 | Westwood Hall Hotel, Leeds
08 July 2021 | Troon Marina
05 July 2021 | Stranraer Marina
26 June 2021
26 October 2019
03 October 2019 | Preston Marina
01 October 2019 | Peil Island
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16 September 2021 | Port Ellen, Islay

So much for a boring 4 hour motor...

12 September was our 40th wedding anniversary. We booked a massage and afternoon tea package in a hotel in Oban. I've had a couple of massages before but am not an affectionado. This one was great, very relaxing. Afternoon tea with Prosecco was upgraded to afternoon tea with champagne which turned [...]

12 September 2021 | Oban harbout

...we did frighten it away

We did frighten it away, the wind that is. Almost all on the motor we moved from Tobermory, down the Sound of Mull, firstly to anchor in Loch Aline, then out of the sound an up Loch Lynne to anchor in Loch a Choire. Under cloudy skies this may be the darkest place we have ever been. Apart from our [...]

04 September 2021 | Loch a Choire

Motoring round Scotland continues...

We left Kilchuan on Wed 28th and motored all the way to Salen in Loch Sunart in no wind. This is a pretty little place but nothing particular to do. Next day we moved to Loch Drumbuie (not Drambuie!) and got a sail, or maybe a vaguely sail assisted float, for a couple of hours at 2.5 - 3 knots upwind. [...]

28 August 2021 | Kichoan Bay, Ardnamurchan Peninsula

Lots of fog and motoring

It's not been sailing weather, but it's been sunny...once he fog clears, so not so bad. From L Spelve we motored to Traigh Gheal, a tiny bay on the S coast of Mull and then to Bunessan in L na Laithich on the N Coast of the southern arm of the island. While anchored there we got the bus to Fionnfhort [...]

23 August 2021 | Loche Spelve

Swallows and fog

We had a great couple of days in Taynavallich which is really pretty (with a great pub!), well worth a visit by land if you are in the area. Thursday 19th we motored the short distance to Loch na Cille for an overnight on the anchor. No wind at all, but only 2 1/4 h on the motor. So quiet there, all [...]

17 August 2021 | Tayvallich, Loch Sween

On the move again

We arrived back in Largs on Aug 9th sfter a road trip via Blackpool (to meet Ann's new great niece) Bournemouth (Ann's Uncle's 98th birthday lunch) and home for nearly a week. Then we hid from the rain and wind to the 14th. During that time we planned how to round the Mull of Kintyre. Probably more [...]

Football...or hospital...

08 July 2021 | Troon Marina
Ann and Steve Crome | Cloudy and nippy.
Hi Again. Gained an agreement that would see us in a place to watch England v Denmark. A boring trip on the motor from Stranraer to Lamlash (on Arran), managed to sail for only 20 minutes before the wind died again. Lamlash is very pretty, I would thoroughly recommend a visit if you are ever in the area, on a boat or by land. Then another trip across to Troon on the mainland, the weather forecast says we will get a decent sail although it's only a 3 hour quick hop. Nope, no wind or a bit wind from straight in from (SE) when we were promised wind on the beam (SW). So on goes the motor again. About half hour from Troon the north westerly arrives, and a lot of it. A very bouncy arrival in Troon. But. I'm in place for the football, aha!. We struggled to get the boat the right distance off the pontoon ant the stern as she was blowing off. So I fell down the gap. After being fished out by Ann and a chap from a neighbouring boat, I discover a 1 inch gash on my right shin and think 'that needs stitches'. Taxi, A&E, taxi and i arrived back just in time for England's first goal. So i guess I saw the best bits of the match. 1 1/2 h in A&E is actually remarkably short, well done and thank you Kilmarnock hospital. So now I'm limping and we have decided to stay here until Saturday.

Photo shows the view from the rooftop terrace of the hotel in Lamlash where we had lunch. Looking across the harbour to Holy Isle.
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