New neighbours tied up outside Elinca the last few days were Alan (from France) and Erin (from Norway). The couple, a scientist and a sailor, met in Svalbard and combined a love of Arctic Research with a love of spending lots of time on a boat stuck in the ice. This … Continue reading
Well, it was a quick turn around! You can see a news bulletin about our voyage (with interviews from James and Clare) on BBC Alba news: “An Là” at 8pm tonight. Check it out on BBC iPlayer. We’re on from … Continue reading
James talks to BBC Scotland. If you thought you’d heard enough of his soft Scottish tones on our Kukri video then think again. This reporter from BBC Scotland joined us today aboard Elinca to talk to James about what we were doing and … Continue reading
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Music rang out across Stornoway harbour yesterday afternoon as Elinca’s engine fired up first on four cylinders … then on six. James bought a new fishing rod and a 6lb line … he recons that will be big enough to catch a … Continue reading
Another Sunday in Stornoway and maybe our last week here. We have arranged for Elinca to be lifted out of the water to have her bottom scrubbed and inspected next Monday in Fairlie (in the Clyde). At the moment it’s … Continue reading
Elinca had a visitor this morning. Meet Paul Boschert and Vicki McEvoy from Minneapolis, USA. They sailed across to Europe on their beautiful wee canoe sterned boat ‘Nokomis’. She’s just 37 foot and is Paul and Vicki’s home now they … Continue reading
From top to bottom: 1) James lowering our worldly goods onto the deck of Elinca…. 2) Yes all of that stuff really did come out of the back of our car! 3) Our first view of Stornoway from the Ferry… spooky… … Continue reading