Rose's Freewheeling Adventure
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One year on and the hair is longer, the legs are longer but the seat and helmet still fit so time to get on the road again! This time Rose will be crossing India from the Bay of Bengal to the beaches of Goa. 'India holidays bike!' says Rose so let's go!
Following on from Rose's first adventure aboard the Windrush (see below), her next trip is to cross Cambodia by bicycle!
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It was grey and wet as we pulled away from our anchorage at Port Appin and the weather did not improve all day. There was very little wind so we ended up using the engine for most of the time. Despite having poor visibility overall, we did spot a pair of porpoises in the Sound of Mull. There was some very tricky chartwork and currents to negotiate through Cuan Sound but we arrived safely at the marina at Craobh. The pub had a good atmosphere and free wifi so we ended up eating and spending the evening there; Rose made everyone smile with her infectious grins.
2nd Aug 2010, 21:57
Rose sensed that something was happening out side at 4.30am so she woke the crew up to investigate. What they found was one of those special scenes that they will remember for a long time. Scotland has very challenging weather sometimes but with it comes some of the most beautiful views you will ever see. If the pictures don't say enough behind the camera was a full rainbow set against a deep pink cloudless sky, can anyone explain that to us?
30th Jul 2010, 20:29
We got an early start and due to strengthening NW winds we gave up on plans to head north to the Isles of Rum and Eigg, and instead headed back down the Sound of Mull. The weather slowly improved and provided a very pleasant day's sailing and FISH!!!! We made our way to the very pretty Port Appin where we moored up for the night, and after brave Kate did the gutting we had the best meal of the trip so far.
30th Jul 2010, 20:15
The weather turned cold as well as wet (we do love Scotland in summer really) so an extra heat source was needed and Rose found a new hat. The sailing North was easier but no drier the next day, and after a brief stop off at we found a tranquil anchorage and cooked a good dinner. Not fish :-( !
30th Jul 2010, 20:00
30th Jul 2010, 18:52
After only two nights in Oban we were itching to leave so after waiting until midday for the right tide we set of with a destination of Tobermory on the Isle of Mull (NW). As it turned out this was the main ferry route to the Hebrides and the Caladonian MacBrayne ferries did not slow down for anyone! This combined with a westerly wind and choppy sea made going tough and not much fun so we dived into a sheltered loch half way up the Sound of Mull and anchored for the night. The improved fishing tackle was deployed but the fish seemed to have gone on holiday too!
30th Jul 2010, 18:29
we all hope you are having a good holiday and the sun is always shining. Best wishes from the crew of the Windrush.xxx
29th Jul 2010, 21:50
The crew of the Windrush awoke to a damp and rainy day. We used the morning to repair the spraydeck; we do have a raincover of sorts but it gets some funny looks in the marina which is filled with immaculate 40-foot yachts! We replaced lots of the stitching and it's now ready for sailing tomorrow - more rain forecast. Oban Marina is on Kerrera Island, across the bay from the town, so we took the ferry to Oban in the afternoon to shop for some supplies. At least we were prepared for the weather, some of the locals were looking very disappointed.
26th Jul 2010, 22:54