Archive for August, 2011

24 hours to go!

Festina has been back from her Hebridean cruise for 9 days now – and the time has been spent flat out changing her from cruising to racing mode. It is one of life’s mysteries how this process can take so long – but suffice to say she is nearly ready – which is just as […]

A Thousand Island Cruise

From Lundy , Scilly and home Our arrival back in the Solent and our last island , the Isle of Wight , was something of a culture shock. The summer holiday season was in full swing , and if that didn’t make the Solent crowded enough , the fleets of Gurnard dinghy week and a […]

Neptune repays a debt

At the south-east end of the Irish sea is one of our favourite places – the islands of Skomer and Skokum. For the summer season they play host to countless seabirds and so a stop off there was mandatory as far as we were concerned. By now the guillemots and razorbill chicks have fledged and […]