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I didn’t start all that early, but i had considered a day off because as I get nearer the Minch, the suitable weather seems to get further away which is just not what I need. Regardless of what I need … Read the rest of this entry
That’s my Aunty Pat, who says, ‘don’t call me Aunty Pat, you’re too old for that!’ She was a brilliant hostess, not only did she put me up for the night, but she insisted on washing my stinky thermals and … Read the rest of this entry
Today was full of surprises. The first one was that I hadn’t set my alarm and I woke up very very late. It was so late by the time I got on the water that (as I found out much … Read the rest of this entry
Monday the 14th March 2011 may become the last day in my life I ever used the Clyde Coastguard for my safety. And I won’t dwell on this, but if the totally ill thought proposals of HM Government in Westminster … Read the rest of this entry
There’s not much to report today. I met a creeler this morning who admitted to having underestimated the weather, then met the mechanic from the Tobermory Lifeboat, Jock. He was walking with his family right by my tent while I … Read the rest of this entry
If yesterday was venturing into the Wild West like Sergio Leone did in his spaghetti western ‘A fistful of dollars’. Then today was the sequel, ‘For a few dollars more’. I was going to call it ‘The Arctic Dwarf’ because … Read the rest of this entry
At 0640 this morning I stood on the shore at Oban sailing club, slid the Bahookie into the water, got in and paddled. At 0700 I started a 3 hour fight with a headwind and some big seas on the … Read the rest of this entry
I really thought I’d be good to go again today, but instead I’ve decided to wind my neck in. When I am ready to go I’ll feel ready to go. The closer I got to going the more conscious I … Read the rest of this entry
I’m still in Oban and can’t thank Roger and Lyndsay enough for their hospitality. In a way I’m glad I took the rest day in Oban, even though its turned into 4 days. Otherwise I’d have been sick in a … Read the rest of this entry
I have a bad tummy bug. It feels like one of these winter vomiting types. I’m not going into details but I can’t eat. And won’t be going anywhere for at least 24 hours.