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Monthly Archives: March 2011
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.
When I was in Carsaig Bay I found the locals very, very welcoming. I walked across to the Hotel in Tayvallich on the Friday night to be entertained by the locals with their accordians, guitars, small pipes, bodhrans, flutes and … Read the rest of this entry
My original plan was to leave Gigha by heading to the North end of the Island and then doing a crossing to the Knapdale coast. Friday morning was grey and still. The visibility was down to about 3km. Not exactly … Read the rest of this entry
Big stuff. Big waves round the Mull of Kintyre, and on a ‘calm’ day. Big push off the tide, helped get the miles done and big breakers on all the headlands from the westerly swell. To top it all off, … Read the rest of this entry