Watercraft Makita Cordless Canoe Challenge 2011 In 2011 Watercraft Magazine threw out the irresistibly silly, but inspiring, idea of a race for vessels powered by a cordless drill. The competition was sponsored by Makita and held at the Beal Park Boat Show. The “Watercraft Cordless Canoe Challenge 2011” was born and I was inspired. Dad … Continue reading Kleppie & the Long Tail
Preparing a Drascombe Lugger for the 2008 Sail Caledonia Great Glen Raid.
I first became interested in St Kilda nearly 40 years ago and there it sat, like a distant star, tantalising but seemingly out of reach. We awoke to a glassy calm and watery light. With Martin on the helm we made our way down the flat calm Sound of Sleat. Ian, in Guiness hat, on … Continue reading Beyond the Hebrides Part 1: St Kilda
Following our successful cruise out to St Kilda, we were wind bound on Uist for the next two days so a road trip around S Uist, Benbecula, N Uist, Berneray, and Eriskay was called. Dawn of the Gresford Commandoes In a hired car we headed north to Lochmaddy for gas and elevenses at the museum. … Continue reading Beyond the Hebrides Part 2: Wind-bound on Uist and return to Skye
A cruise around the Inner Hebrides in the wake of the Saints in search of the Spirits.