Saturday, 23 July 2016


We finally got round to getting Freyja out of the water a bit to have a look at her bottom. It wasn't a pretty sight I can tell you. A layer of barnacles had attached themselves to her undersides - no doubt slowing her more than a bit through the water.

See? This was after we'd been attacking her bot for a while with brushes and a scraper. Oh, it was awful. 

We were up on the hard at Goat Island in Stornoway harbour - and still are as I write - waiting for the water to arrive again. High tide at 10pm today so looks like it may be a late one.

Of course we can't leave her like that so IF we get a sunny day again soon, I'll get her our out again and slosh some of that foul paint on her. That'll teach her!

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Windless in the Western Isles

I know, I know, it's not normal - whatever that is. When we took Freyja out for a wee trundle on the water there was a wee breeze. That was keeping the heat of the day bearable on this day that obviously was 'summer' up here. Then wind went. Ooof. No wind at all. Left bobbing about in the outer harbour without so much as a gin and tonic to while away the time. So we motored back in and Eve cycled back home. I sulked. I am allowed to do that at this time of year, trust me.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Bobbing about a bit

Well, we took the old girl that is Freyja out for a bob around the outer harbour  on Friday evening - till the wind died completely. Then we came back.

Saturday it rained. A lot.

Hopefully it will have cleared up a bit by next week and Sail Stornoway.