Saturday, 14 November 2015

Time to reflect

After the recent terrible happenings in Paris by the Idiot State, a sail in the harbour was just what was needed to lift the spirits.

Our thoughts are with the people..

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Saturday, 7 November 2015

The year keeps giving


Glad we hadn't taken the boat out the water. Today was magnificent. The sun shone, the waves wobbled a bit and the breeze was just dandy. Took off across and out the harbour into The Minch before sailing back in to help Admiral Gerald raise his oversize matchstick on Ammonite to hang his bed sheets from with a few other good folks.

I mean, it might have been nicer if I'd remembered to take the flask of tea and the buns we'd bought. But all in all a lovely November days sail.

Eve wonders how big the bow waves would be from the temporary island freight ship.

Admiral Gerald wonders why his oversize matchstick is leaning to one side!

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Out and about

Nothing quite like an afternoon sailette in the harbour with lovely views of the power station. The weather was nice - just a wee breeze to skip us along at a few pleasant knots while keeping the water calm. Was only out an hour or so but it did wonders for my head.

Oh look, lovely view and everything.
The thing I don't don't like to see are boats out there on moorings and clearly not used. There's a lovely Leisure 22 next to me and I don't think she's been out at all this year. Such a pity.

I wasn't out on my own though as the good yacht Lily took a breath of air out in the Minch.

Meanwhile back in the marina, this lovely old lady turned up for winter respite.