Category Archives: Sailing trips

Long Gone Ferries Ballahullish, Skye, Cape Wrath ! Any memories ?

Ferry memories: One of the classics was The Old Skye Ferry before the Bridge was built. It used to take us over to Skye for training and for Call outs. In these days there was no Kessock bridge at Inverness. … Continue reading

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In the Doldrums? Sums up my feelings at time.

Doldrums “a state or period of stagnation or depression” This last week that word “Doldrums” has summed up how I was feeling. I hurt my back in a fall initially it’s was very sore and it took a week to … Continue reading

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What is your favourite Island?

There is something special about getting a ferry to an Island, it is always to me a magical experience, especially if the Island has mountains on it. I love being surrounded by the sea and the smell of the sea, … Continue reading

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Thinking Time. Looking back / The Monach Isles.

On the way back from a trip to the St Kilda we visited the Monach Isles I was on our way home after an incredible 5 day trip to St Kilda. https://www.island-cruising.com/ We were on the MV Cuma and had … Continue reading

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The Corbett’s are they harder than the Munro’s? What are your favourite ones?

Corbetts are Scottish mountains over 2,500 feet (762 metres) and under 3,000 feet (914.4 metres), with a drop of a least 500 feet (152 metres) between each listed hill and any adjacent higher one. There are 222 summits classified as … Continue reading

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Kinloss Mountain Rescue visit to Rum, the Ridge ,the Post Office and the Locals Revisited

The Mountaineering Club are in Rum just now I am sitting patiently waiting for my eyes to recover, I get the odd texts about the fun they are having. Kinloss Mountain Rescue visit to Rum, the Ridge ,the Post Office … Continue reading

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Day 4 – New York – Media , city cycling , great weather then 100 miles a big day to stay with the Hudson family . So many feelings arriving in the dark .

We were up at 0500 for Tv and leaving Central Park New York it was bitter cold and slow start getting the media pieces done. This we must do to spread the story of what we are doing. Our pals … Continue reading

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The sun comes out at Plockton and all is fun.

I had another good day at Plockton on the West Coast the sun was out and we enjoyed places I had missed in the past. So much time has been spent in the high hills it’s great to see the … Continue reading

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Plockton on the West Coast two great days with special folk. Thanks

I have been over in Plockton again staying in the wonderful Station House at the railway station. My hosts were an old pal Lyle and Judy Brotherton and Byron the dog! The Old Station is now converted into a holiday … Continue reading

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Moray Sea School commemoration plaque at Burghead over the weekend. Great to see that this special place and memories are not forgotten for all the good work they did and still do!

My first weekend with RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue was in Feb 1982. We travelled to Kintail and stayed in a small barn opposite the Kintail Arms Hotel. It is one of the most scenic places in Scotland on the West … Continue reading

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