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To Brittany!

We left Padstow and anchored in St. Ives. Then we sailed to the Isles of Scilly. On the way to Scilly we saw Nessie! Hard to tell in the haze though...😉 After a night at the largest island of Scilly we crossed the English Channel and after 24h of sailing (and motoring) we arrived, quite tired, at the northwest coast of France and a small port at L'aber Wrac'h in Landéda, Brittany. The most dra ...

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Padstow

Once the lock gate to Padstow marina was repaired and the tide permitted, we were able to get a place on the jetty during the evening. The weather was getting worse so it was crowded with an unusual number of boats in the harbor. The harbor master ran back and forth to direct the boats to their places. There was also a dinghy sail race going on with small boats with red sails (Redwing Dinghies?). ...

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Southwest of Wales and England

In Wales we stopped at an island, Skomer Island, a bird sanctuary and paradise for seabirds and especially the Atlantic puffin. We anchored at a small cove and lay there for two nights just enjoying the bird life that swarmed around us. We didn't go ashore but kept a safe distance not to disturb the birds. Unfortunately, it was therefore difficult to take good pictures, but we carry the experience ...

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Dublin and the East coast of Ireland

The first place in Ireland that we arrived to was the island of Lambay where we anchored for the night. It had been a calm sailing in light winds during the day so we were looking forward to an equally calm night at anchor. Alas, how we were deceived! If it's windy in Ireland, you can't escape anywhere! The windspeed increased in the evening and even though we moored on the leeward side of the isl ...

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Northern Ireland

Just after we left Islay we experienced, for the first time in our lives, those wonderful 2-3 m high but slow, long waves where the boat sails upwards and then down again. You get the impression the ocean is breathing. This was a hunch of how the Atlantic waves might be and we just loved it. We have now sailed through the east coast of Northern Ireland Most nights have been spent anchoring. Since ...

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Inner Hebrids of Scotland

The owner of the Corpach marina showed us around at the harbor after we paid the (rather expensive) fee. All the facilities were just not yet available for the guests but he was nevertheless very enthusiastic about his new establishment and excited about all sailboats in need for a berth. At the evening a band of younger boys ran around on the pontoons. They had managed to get into the fenced harb ...

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Caledonian Canal

The Caledonian Canal shows it’s rough beauty. At this time the common gorse is blooming and these bright yellow bushes are seen everywhere. The scenery is beautiful with old castles and boathouses near the lakes. We are now at the west-coast of Scotland and have passed through 29 locks 10 bridges and 3 lakes. But, what has impressed us the most is the friendliness of people we have met. Always a ...

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Seaport marina -Muirtown (Inverness)

Now we have entered the Caledonian Canal and have stayed for two nights in the Seaport marina. We have done some shopping and visited a botanical garden, a warm and nice place to be in. The weather here in Inverness is windy and some times a bit cold, but the Scottish people seems to think it's summer, wearing shorts and t-shirts. Me and Malin are still dressed in outfits made for the North sea, a ...

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Over the North Sea

We left Farsund on Tuesday the 9 of May in pouring rain but otherwise good weather conditions. The journey over the North Sea took two and a half days. Half of the journey we had fair winds but very choppy sea with waves coming from different directions. The other half we had almost no wind at all but heavy fog and had to go by motor. Aiming for Inverness means taking the longest route to Scotland ...

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Farsund

Since we are stuck in Farsund, while waiting for better weather, we took the opportunity to look around. Here are some pictures of the beautiful village. Eftersom vi är vi inblåsta i Farsund, i väntan på bättre väder, passade vi på att se oss omkring. Här är några bilder på den vackra byn. Many old well-maintained mostly white wooden houses line the streets with small narrow alleys r ...

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