Monthly Archives: August 2012

Channel islands

This is our last day at sea. We anchored off Sark, surrounded by nasty jagged rocks. On shore we had a complicated journey to La Seigneurie. First we walked through a short tunnel; then a trip up the hill on … Continue reading

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Tresco

Last night was rough again. As soon as we emerged from our sheltered harbour the ship began to pitch and roll. I find I am less tolerant of bad weather than I used to be, so I decided to miss … Continue reading

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Rathmullan

We are now over half way. Welcome to Ireland – it’s raining. And our coach broke down, but we were rescued within about 20 minutes, plus the rain stopped fairly soon. We anchored in Lough Swilly, near the small town … Continue reading

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Staffa and Iona

I’ve always wanted to see Fingal’s Cave. It’s been on my “to do list” for 65 years. Even more so since we visited the “other end” – the Giant’s Causeway – a few years ago. Now I have well and … Continue reading

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Skye

We last visited Dunvegan Castle on Skye a few years ago, and I remember the gardens as pretty, but in need of attention. Attention has been given and all is now magnificent. Much of the gardens are wild and woody, … Continue reading

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St Kilda

Ever since we booked this trip we have been wondering if we would get to St Kilda. The weather often defeats the ships, but we arrived without trouble. What a wild, desolate yet wonderful place for people to live! It … Continue reading

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The Orkneys

We finally made it to the Orkneys. Last time we tried our ship anchored in Scapa Flow, but the sea was too rough for the tenders to be launched. Very frustrating! Stromness is a typical, grey, dour-looking Scottish town, with … Continue reading

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