Category Archives: Sailing trips

Short Sunderland 111 ML858 Crash – St Kilda – 7 June 1944 – A visit in May 2022.

The Sunderland aircraft crashed on a navigation exercise from a flight out of Oban. I have been very fortunate to visit this sad Crash site on the remote Island of St Kilda on two occasions in 2014 and May 2020. … Continue reading

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May 2022 – St Kilda trip back on Terra Firma.

Yesterday was sheltering awaiting the storm to die down. We satiated on boat all day till late afternoon as it would have been crazy to launch the inflatable in that weather. We all enjoyed the break. The weather and light … Continue reading

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Return from St Kilda.

In yesterdays blog we had to leave St Kilda early due to incoming bad weather. Murdo our skipper got it right but it was a very a v journey. I retreat to my bunk as the Cuma heaved and was … Continue reading

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Arrived at St Kilda after a long journey from Stornoway. What a place.

We left the boat yard for St Kilda Murdo our Skipper deciding to make use of the weather. It was a long day arriving at Village Bay St Kilda about 0130 Tuesday morning. It was pretty rough journey at times … Continue reading

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Mountains by various boats etc. Goatfell, Ben Lomond, Knoydart,Slioch, Skye etc.

If you read about the mountains and the sea add them together and you have a unique way to travel to these wild places. Here are just a few of my memories. Goatfell. My early memories are of the ferry … Continue reading

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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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