Month: July 2015

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

Hurtling southward once more

One of the features of cruising to and in the Faroes is that one has to take quite seriously the problem of getting home again.  Therefore when one has a forecast for two days of northerly winds, it would be a fool who did not take up the opportunity to sail South, if that is…

By Chris July 12, 2015 0

Nobody said it would be easy

After a couple of nights’ recovery time in Tvøroyri, it was time once again to move on.  Passage planning in the Faroes revolves very much around the diktats of the “Red Scare Book”, or to use its catchier Faroese title, the “Streymkort fyri Føroyar”.  Essentially this is a tidal atlas, and once you have worked…

By Chris July 3, 2015 0

Passage to the Faroes

I left you after my last post in Stornoway, having somewhat breathlessly updated you on our activities so far in our mission to reach the Faroe Islands. I am happy to tell you that we have now achieved our objective, and lie alongside the quay wall in Tvoroyri, capital “city” of the island of Suduroy,…

By Chris July 1, 2015 0