Shetlands

We absolutly loved Shetland. It is wild and beautiful. Despite the very bad weather - stormy and rainy for three days. So we decided to drive around by car, and took a look at St. Ninian's island with it's beautiful beach and the seabirds on the cliffs of Sumburgh Head. We then set off for Norway ... Quand on pensait d'avoir eu du mauvais temps sur Orkney, on ne connaissait pas encore les ile de Shetland. Une tempête et de la pluie en...

Orkney

We were very tempted to sail with our friends from Nairn through the Caledonian Canal to the Scotish Westcoast. Sailing these difficult waters in company and protection of a big fleet would have been a good start. But it was not on our way to Norway, and we heard that Orkney was nice as well. But also difficult. Sailing through the Pentland Firth, one of the strongest tidal streams on Earth, was a bit scary for us. But we had very calm weather,...

Scotland: Nairn is my castle.

My boat is my home. My home is my castle. Nairn welcomed me, in a special way. Put me in quarantaine for 10 days. Rules are rules, even if everybody was sorry about it. And everybody was so nice and welcoming. Everybody crossing asked if I need something, if they can bring me something. The local grocery shop delivered two boxes of food, chosen with care, and collected from other shops what they didn't have themselves. I had a very nice time,...