Never Can Tell

Vessel Name: Never Can Tell
Vessel Make/Model: Southerly
Crew: Paul and Justin
About: Both recently retired
Extra: We over half way round the uk now!
24 June 2018 | Canna
24 June 2018 | Canna
23 June 2018 | Canna
22 June 2018 | Loch Scavaig
21 June 2018 | Rum
20 June 2018 | Rum
19 June 2018 | Inverie
18 June 2018 | Mallaig
17 June 2018 | Mallaig
16 June 2018 | Skye bridge
16 June 2018 | Isle Ornsay
15 June 2018 | Stromeferry
14 June 2018 | Plockton
13 June 2018 | Etween Plockton and Kyle of Loch Alsh
13 June 2018
13 June 2018 | Rona
11 June 2018 | Rona
Recent Blog Posts
24 June 2018 | Canna


Canna has 8 permanent residents, no roads and has been managed as a bird sanctuary since 1938. It is reputed to be easy to spot white tailed eagles, golden eagles, Manx sheerwaters, razor bills and puffins at the cliffs on the western end ..... hence our long hike out there. True to form, it seems [...]

24 June 2018 | Canna

Canna Trig point

Just to prove we have walked right around Canna today

23 June 2018 | Canna

A Cold Sail

Tacked up from Lock Scavaig to Isle of Canna, the most westerly of the Small Isles. It was such a cold sail, we were glad to arrive and randomly picked up a mooring buoy next to another blue Southerly 110 being sailed by John and Sarah, a couple from Cumbria who Paul had been in contact with over the past months on various boating matters! Nice to meet them in person

22 June 2018 | Loch Scavaig

Spectacular anchage in Lock Scavaig

Following an early morning walk to the top of one of Rums viewpoints, we set sail for world famous Loch Scavaig on the south west coast of Skye. Purported to be one of the post spectacular anchorages on the west coast of Scotland, and to suffer from the most spectacular squalls that have been known to [...]

21 June 2018 | Rum

A rum day!

With our anchor now well and truly firm (helped by the 60m of chain), we ventured ashore to explore the "forbidden Island of Rum". First a walk to the the "otter spotter" but not an otter was to be spotted! Next the most delicious lunch of the trip so far ..... a baguette of Mallaig peat smoked salmon [...]

20 June 2018 | Rum

Over the sea to Skye .... Rum actually

Quite breezy for our sail from Inverie to Kinloch on the isle of Rum. Eventually anchored after picking up most of the weed in the bay!

Storm Hector

14 June 2018 | Plockton
We survived the night! Even managed to get a little sleep despite the howling wind, noise of Sea rushing past, creaking ropes, rain battering on the cabin roof, and generally swinging to and fro as we oscillate around the buoy! Happily, still a pretty flat sea thanks to the perfect shelter of this bay. Too windy and too wet to venture ashore today in the dinghy, so a quiet day on board alternating between catching up on jobs and being generally lazy (mostly being lazy if I’m honest).
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