Friday, 21 August 2015

Tuesday - Portavadie to Largs

Alice and I investigated the new Spa facilities at the marina - pretty amazing, have a look at their website here.

Found some great cards in the shop as well, including this one from Emma Ball

The day started with a good F4 steady breeze from the north west so we crossed Loch Fyne to the western shore close to this scallop dredger - a classic fishing boat shape.
Alice took the helm as we crossed then we ran down Loch Fyne to the Cock of Arran
Then headed east to the southern tip of the Isle of Bute, for a time escorted by a single porpoise which played around the boat, to Glencallum Bay where we anchored at the head of the bay and went for a swim.
As we left we had an argument with some rocks - my fault, I knew they were there, well not quite where they were. However we just touched the keels and then reversed off. No damage done but a salutary lesson not to get too cocky.

Great sail back to Largs and and a sunset to finish the day
All in all a great few days sailing, averaging 25 miles a day and a lot of it was sailing. We were blessed by the weather. Alice enjoyed her first 'big' boat sailing adventure and got in some wild swimming as well.
Alice headed off the next day and I spent a day doing inside jobs on the boat as the morning sun soon left us and the rain set in for the day.
I left the next day and had a long but easy drive home.
A great trip made better by a great boat to sail, thanks Dylan, and thank you Jane.
You can see Dylan's latest exploits here


  1. Great to see your adventures! Thanks.
    I've been looking at lots of Westerly blogs recently. I've just bought a Griffon unseen and am off to retrieve it next week. (New Jersey to New Orleans)
    Cheers! Scott

  2. Scott, I have only found your comment now! I am still learning the finer points of the blog. How rude of me not to reply. I hope your Griffon has served you well and that you have plans for a great summer of sailing. Fair winds! Jon