Global Voyageur

Be a virtual voyager - join the tartan navy to follow the Mackays on their return to Scotland

21 June 2012 | Clyde Marina, Ardrossan
20 June 2012 | North Channel, Irish Sea
17 June 2012 | Bay of Biscay
15 June 2012 | Coruna Marina, La Coruna
14 June 2012 | Marina Coruna, La Coruna
13 June 2012 | North Atlantic Ocean
12 June 2012 | North Atlantic Ocean
09 June 2012 | North Atlantic Ocean
07 June 2012 | Ponta Delgaga
06 June 2012 | Ponta Delgada
04 June 2012 | Angra
02 June 2012 | Horta, Faial
01 June 2012 | Horta , Faial
28 May 2012 | North Atlantic Ocean
25 May 2012 | North Atlantic Ocean
24 May 2012 | North Atlantic Ocean
23 May 2012 | North Atlantic Ocean
22 May 2012 | North Atlantic Ocean
21 May 2012 | North Atlantic Ocean
20 May 2012 | North Atlantic Ocean

Last of the Caribbean Wine......

04 May 2012 | Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola
Susan Mackay
The final rally dinner for all the two fleets, nine on the Atlantic Cup and 25 for ARC Europe, was held in Peg Legs Restaurant. At midday the following day we watched the Atlantic Cup fleet leaving for Bermuda, final destination Hampton, Virginia. I couldn't help wishing that it was us but I was soon to change my mind. Two and half hours later a belter of a storm passed overhead. I sure hope they got their spinnakers down in time. Oh, we had the works, torrential tropical rain, thunder, lightning, violent squalls. Perhaps it will clear the air. We have been sweltering in humidity running at 95% for the last two days.

We had a surprise visit from Maggie and Bob Daigle. They have just completed a highly successful season on board the charter catamaran, Silver Moon. It was nice to see them looking so happy and relaxed. They gave us the gossip of how our WARC family are getting on. In the evening we were invited aboard A Lady for a delicious dinner. I really don't want to make too much of this but this trip is a big thing for us. We have lived, breathed, dreamed this our return to Scotland for so many months now and it is all about to happen. Today is the final day in the BVI's, our last swim, our last fish supper in Peg Legs. We are more than ready to go.

P.S. And a big thank you to all of you who have emailed us with "Bon Voyage" messages.
Vessel Name: VOYAGEUR
Vessel Make/Model: Amel Super Maramu 2000
Hailing Port: Rhu, Scotland
Crew: Susan and David Mackay
David first learned to sail on a Loch Fyne day boat out of Helensburgh Sailing Club on the River Clyde in his mid twenties. With the arrival of a family he did not do any more, until in 1984 we bought our first boat, “The Golden Soak”, a Matilda 20. [...]

Our motto:Carpe Diem

Who: Susan and David Mackay
Port: Rhu, Scotland