It seems rash to be preparing a 2014 plan to sail round Scotland while the winds unceasingly shake even the house, but perhaps taking to a boat like Noah may be wise.
Assuming these gales do blow themselves out, around mid-April we shall be hiring a van and heading back up to Maryport where Antipole is overwintering. We have various tasks to do to recommission her and prepare for the season.
Weather permitting, we plan to set forth at the beginning of May and explore northwards up the Scottish coast and Western Isles. If the season is poor we might cut through the Caledonian Canal to the east coast but, hopefully, we will round the north and visit the Orkney and Shetland Islands before working our way down the east coast. We plan on returning to base in Wareham by September.
As always. family and friends are very welcome to join us en route. The Cruise Plans section contains our outline plan showing when we expect to be where. We have included notes about reaching these places and a map too. We can adjust our plans to take account of those joining or leaving, and firm up on dates if need be.
More news here once we are afloat.
Tony & Ynskje xx