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The cliffs outside Faroe Islands

Finding a hidden gem in Klaksvík

We ended up spending a little more time in Faroe Islands tha planned as we couldn’t find the weather window to sail to Iceland. Faroe Island was amazing and we found a very special experience in Klaskvík. The strike however resulted in empty shelves, no gas or busses so we felt a little captured in the end. We also put some tips for planning your sailing trip to Faroe Islands in the post.

We arrived in the Faroe Islands!

Saying goodbye to the UK was more emotional than expected, but we have now sailed to Faroe Islands. It takes some planning to get to Faroe Islands as the waters can be difficult and fog is very normal. We arrived in Vágur and went hiking. Then we visited Tvøroyri and met hospitable locals. The harbours are mostly made for fishing vessels and all gear is needed to get electricity, water and calm mooring.

picture of boats at sunset in Tobermory

Oban and an unexpected music festival

We arrived in Oban, Scotland on a sunny day, eager to explore. Oban proved ideal for stocking up provisions at local supermarkets. Although touristy with disappointing dining initially, we found a gem. Next, we motored to Tobermory, timed perfectly with its annual music festival. After enjoying the vibrant scene and friendly guest, our trip continued with to Canna Island, filled with historical sites and stunning natural beauty.

Sarah in the mast

Tips for Crewing

I’m Sarah a fulltime sailor with a lot of different experiences. These are some of my tips for newcomers seeking crewing experience. Finding the right boat and skipper is crucial. Whether crewing privately, paying for a spot on a commercial boat, or renting with friends, considerations vary. This guide aims to empower, ensuring memorable and safe sailing adventures.

The old friary in the afternoon sun

Spending some days in scenic Ballycastle

Ballycastle is clearly a popular Summer tourist destination and as soon as we arrived here, we got the Spring feeling.

Coming into the harbour can be a little dramatic as the Atlantic swells easily get quite big. To get into the harbour you have to do a sharp turn around the break water, but as soon as you have turned the corner, the inner harbour is nice and calm.