Laid Up? Not me. Not yet.

Rowed from Portobello to Fisherrow today. Most of the yachts are out of the water. Doesn't seem like early November. “There's no wind” someone said when I left the dinghy yard. No problem when you can row. I did a

Laid Up? Not me. Not yet.

Rowed from Portobello to Fisherrow today. Most of the yachts are out of the water. Doesn't seem like early November. “There's no wind” someone said when I left the dinghy yard. No problem when you can row. I did a

Around the island

A beautiful October day, an afternoon free. Time to sail around the island.   We were looking for possible landing places as an alternative to the harbour. Don't think there are any on the east side.   When you're by

Around the island

A beautiful October day, an afternoon free. Time to sail around the island.   We were looking for possible landing places as an alternative to the harbour. Don't think there are any on the east side.   When you're by

Scratch Sailing

First time I've seen Scratch sailing. Thanks Andrew!  

Scratch Sailing

First time I've seen Scratch sailing. Thanks Andrew!  

A new cover for Scratch

The tarpualin was worn and letting in lots of water this rainy summer. Time for a new boat cover. Here’s the plan The tarpualin was worn and letting in lots of water this rainy summer. Time for a new boat

A new cover for Scratch

The tarpualin was worn and letting in lots of water this rainy summer. Time for a new boat cover. Here’s the plan The tarpualin was worn and letting in lots of water this rainy summer. Time for a new boat

5am on the Shore of Loch Oich by Ardrishaig

One of the advantages of camping in Scotland in the summer is being woken early by the dawn. On day four of Sail Caledonia I woke here, among the trees on the shore of Loch Oich. No one else was up as I tried to capture the mist rising off the loc…

5am on the Shore of Loch Oich by Ardrishaig

One of the advantages of camping in Scotland in the summer is being woken early by the dawn. On day four of Sail Caledonia I woke here, among the trees on the shore of Loch Oich. No one else was up as I tried to capture the mist rising off the loc…

Great boats on the Great Glen

There’s no doubt in my mind that Iain Oughtred designs truly beautiful boats. But as Elsie, an Oughtred Caledonia Yawl, proved by winning this year’s Sail Caledonia, she’s not only beautiful but a consummate performer under sail and oars. It may b…

Great boats on the Great Glen

There’s no doubt in my mind that Iain Oughtred designs truly beautiful boats. But as Elsie, an Oughtred Caledonia Yawl, proved by winning this year’s Sail Caledonia, she’s not only beautiful but a consummate performer under sail and oars. It may b…

An Orkney Yole on Loch Ness

Sail Caledonia is a raid, by sail and oar, across Scotland along the Caledonian Canal. This year I was in my father’s 100 year old Orkney Yole Mohican.

An Orkney Yole on Loch Ness

Sail Caledonia is a raid, by sail and oar, across Scotland along the Caledonian Canal. This year I was in my father’s 100 year old Orkney Yole Mohican.

A wonderful call to adventure

I’m an avid follower of Dylan’s adventures – here he tell his story in 20 slides and 400 seconds. Not sure I entirely identify with his characterisation of his audience – though the demographic is right! Truly wonderful.

A wonderful call to adventure

I’m an avid follower of Dylan’s adventures – here he tell his story in 20 slides and 400 seconds. Not sure I entirely identify with his characterisation of his audience – though the demographic is right! Truly wonderful.

Gosford Boathouse

Discovered this wonderful boathouse on an artificial lake at Gosford Estate in East Lothian. It’s a big boathouse for such a small lake.

Gosford Boathouse

Discovered this wonderful boathouse on an artificial lake at Gosford Estate in East Lothian. It’s a big boathouse for such a small lake.

Knoydart: the weather gods were kind

A gathering of Natural Change participants and facilitators took me to Inverie on Knoydart for a week recently. Knoydart is a peninsula in North West Scotland that is only accessible by sea – or on foot over the mountains. Introduced me to sleepin…

Knoydart: the weather gods were kind

A gathering of Natural Change participants and facilitators took me to Inverie on Knoydart for a week recently. Knoydart is a peninsula in North West Scotland that is only accessible by sea – or on foot over the mountains. Introduced me to sleepin…