The Vegetable Garden in July

It was with enormous trepidation that I ventured into the Vegetable Garden on the evening that we returned home after a good three weeks away whilst we were cruising the Western Highlands and Islands of Scotland in our yacht Ranger.  The weather whilst we were away had ranged from 30C to torrential downpours and much…

Canna

It is 30 years since we last anchored here, and it is a real pleasure to be back. After really quite an uncomfortable sail from Muck yesterday, hard on the wind in 25 knots of wind with moderate to rough seas latterly, we hunkered down here in a Northerly gale with horizontal rain, and slept…

The Caledonian Canal

I suppose that transiting, by yacht, the Caledonian Canal in Scotland should be on most people’s bucket list of things to do before they die. So much is already written about this remarkable man-made passage between the North Sea and the Inner Hebrides, and you will find it hard to read anything but fulsome praise…