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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.

Belfast marina at night

We arrived in Belfast – Northern Ireland

After returning from London, our plan for a smooth transition to Ireland faced unexpected delays due to persistent winds in Greenock. When the weather finally cooperated, we set sail, rediscovering the joys and challenges of life on the water. Anchoring near Belfast channel entrance before navigating the shipping channel to our marina in the vibrant Titanic Quarter.

The entrance of the Phoenix Theatre

A lot of wind and a trip to London

Returning to James Watts marina ahead of a storm, the sailors secured their boat with help from neighbors. Amid rising tides and wind, they replaced a failed port light, struggled with a broken washer, and had travel plans to Glasgow disrupted by the weather. In London, they dined in Battersea, visited the American Embassy and art galleries, and enjoyed a sci-fi play in Soho before enduring a delayed train ride back to Glasgow.

Chrismas decorations on the boat

Preparing for our next BIG adventure

Sarah spent two months in Denmark organizing her life before embarking on an adventure with Steve. Upon arrival, both contracted COVID, causing delays and a reassessment of their quick decisions. Despite the setbacks, they enjoyed road trips in England and delayed their journey until January. New Year’s was celebrated in Glasgow, with excitement for the year’s adventures ahead.

Picture of night sailing

So we didn’t make it or Shetland

Leaving Inverness under bright sun, a little seal bid farewell. Their first night sail along the coast was calm, with crew members dozing off. Arriving in Wick at 5 AM, they enjoyed a short sleep and brunch with French toast. With a few planned nights in Wick, they await favorable winds for their next leg.