We had a long drive north from Pembrokeshire in Dad’s old Land Rover towing our Lune Whammel, Harmony. It was really full of kit as we had to drop off my older brother and his mate in Oban so that they could go on some sort of survival course. The weather was dreadful all the way up but there seemed to be plenty of wind. Unfortunately, this dropped just after we launched at a marina behind the island of Shuna!
This was the first time that Dad and I had sailed together without the rest of the family and also the first time that I had spent more than one night at a time on Harmony.
I couldn’t believe the amount of kit we had to load on board her: tent, sleeping bags and mats, spare clothes, stove, water, fuel, all the normal boat safety stuff and loads and loads of food. Read on...
A charming day out with Granddad, described by Lola
My name is Lola, I am ten years and ten months old, and I live in Oxford. My granddad Alan suggested we went on a sailing trip together. I was excited about going away, and all my class mates were jealous! Alan has a lovely boat named Lowly Worm. She is a Ness Yawl. He built her himself.
On the 26th of September, Al picked me up from school, and we set off. We were going to launch at a place called Bucklers Hard. Read on...