Decisions, decisions… Time for a change?

Those who spend a lot of time with me know that Meander has become an integral part of my life over the last ten years, keeping me out of mischief and out of pocket.  I like to think that she has looked after me as much as I have looked after her, and we have…

By Chris July 22, 2018 0

2018’s Meanderings, part 3

This is a final, short, post to wrap up my summer’s Meanderings.  Having got through the canal with Olly’s assistance, and therefore got within spitting distance of home, I was in no particular rush to finish.  However, I had set off with the intention of being back by around the 10th July, to allow myself…

By Chris July 22, 2018 0

2018’s Meanderings, Part 2

So I left you having arrived in Stornoway and awaiting the arrival of my crew, Olly Epsom.  So who is Olly?  Well, after plan A unfortunately fell through, I put a post on a facebook page called Scottish Sailing and Cruising Club Crewfinder, explaining my goal for the summer (which was to get to Faroe…

By Chris July 22, 2018 0

2018’s Meanderings – part 1

At last I get to tell you all about my cruising this summer.  It seems like I have been back an age already, so I had better get something down on the screen before I forget!  I will break the cruise down into 3 stages: the fitting out and the first 10 days, during which…

By Chris July 20, 2018 0

Catching up: a summary of 2017’s cruise

Now I’ve got the history of my site as up to date as I can – unfortunately most of my blogs covering my travels with Stu in New Zealand have been lost in the confusion – I can catch up with my last two seasons’ sailing in Meander.  I’m afraid the posts will not be…

By Chris July 16, 2018 0

Welcome back!

It has been a while.  Finally, after abortive attempts to recover my original blog website, I have decided to start again.  Fortunately I have managed to recover some of my blog posts from the old site, but the rest of the content has been lost unfortunately.  I was starting to think that it might be…

By Chris July 11, 2018 0

Technical Interlude

Those of you who may log on regularly to check up on me may have noticed recently that the blog has been inaccessible. This is due to my slow and sporadic attempts to transfer technical things like domain names and hosting services etc over into my own name from Will’s accounts, which he set me…

By Chris January 20, 2016 0

The last few days

I last wrote some time ago having arrived in Plockton.  I am now in the unfortunate position of having to write my final blog for this year’s Meandering two weeks later, having left the happy glow of summer leave behind me and returned to the gritty reality of what, for me at least, passes as…

By Chris August 5, 2015 0

Pottering in the far north… and music

It has been a wee while since I last posted.  What can I say? It has been a busy and exciting few days, and our ears are still whistling from their bombardment by all kinds of Celtic and related music at the festival in Stornoway. But first, I left you in the sauna in Ullapool,…

By Chris July 20, 2015 0

Lakes, waterfalls and the capital

After a good night’s rest alongside in Midvagur, we rose at a respectable time the following morning with a favourable forecast for the forenoon to walk out along the side of Lake Sørvagsvatn behind the town.  The unusual thing about the lake is its proximity to the sea, and the fact that it empties over…

By Chris July 12, 2015 0