We rented a car for a couple of days that we used to drive around the Mainland of Orkney and adjacent islands. It is unbelievable how many historic places there are for exploration. We only had time to visit a
Rousay, Orkney 12.6. – 13.6.
After a long stop in Kirkwall we were eager to continue towards north. Being used to the long sailing legs of the early season, the nine miles daysail felt like a short hop only. Upon arrival we anchored Suwena on
Westray, Orkney 14.6. – 15.6.
Our last port of call on Orkney was the island of Westray that is located only 18 miles to north from Rousay. Just as we was making our lines fast in the Pierowall marina a friendly harbour master arrived to
The Birds on Fair Isle 16.6. – 17.6.
We cast off on the island of Westray and sailed around Papa Westray’s southern tip, from there we set course to north-east for passing the island of North Ronaldsay on the north side. The day was windless and we motored
Shetland Part 1/2, 18.6. – 29.6.
We had the sails up during the complete voyage of 37 miles from Fair Isle to Shetland. The wind was blowing at 12 knots, we were broad reaching and we enjoyed the sounds of the sea while our favourite sail,
Shetland Part 2/2, 18.6. – 29.6.
At the last weekend of June the marina were suddenly filled by happy Norwegian sailors. The regatta from Bergen to Shetland is the annual event. This year one boat arrived a day before the others. Rune Aasberg’s boat Solo is
Loch Laxford and Loch Ewe 30.6. – 4.7.
Instead of making a long sail to Faroe Islands we sailed directly from Shetland to Scotland’s western coast. Our departure was on Monday at 10am and we arrived next day at 5pm. This summer we have made several overnight sails
Isle of Skye, Hebrides 5.7. – 9.7.
The distance from Loch Ewe to the harbour of Portree is 35 nautical miles. Between the islands we had the wind on the nose and thus we slowly motored towards the Skye. Soon the tall and rugged cliffs of Skye
Plockton 10.7. – 12.7.
The wind was from south when we were departing from the Isle of Skye. This meant motoring with the wind on the nose until passing the neighbour island’s southern tip. After turning east we could raise sails and relax on
Tobermory, Isle of Mull 12.7. – 15.7.
The departure day from Plockton was foggy and rainy. We planned to passs Loch Alsh which is located between the Isle of Skye and Mainland Scotland. There is a strong tidal current in Loch Alsh and the local fisherman also