Hi. Welcome to the blog pages of Happy Daze.

Ivan and Angela plan to set sail in May, from Scarborough, on the Yorkshire East coast, on a journey around the shores of the UK and Ireland. We will head south, and will travel the right way (clockwise) around the British Isles until we get back to Scarborough, but plan to take our time and enjoy the journey.

We will have our dive kit with us, and intend to jump in and explore the inshore waters at every opportunity. It may be to look at something we know is there (a wreck?), just have a look around to see what we can find, or to get something tasty for supper!

The boat has been extensively re-fitted, and work still goes on to get her ready for the off. Since we brought the boat back from Wells-next-the-Sea she has been known as Wild and Free, but our preparations for the trip will include a re-naming ceremony, and she will be known as Happy Daze.

Please keep in touch to find out how we get on in our preparations and our journey around the coast.

Angela & Ivan

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Leg 28

Port Ellen, Islay to Ardminish Bay, Gigha Sunday 15th August
We rested up on Islay, and explored a little by cycle and foot. We did one short trip that took in 3 malt whisky distillaries!
The weather was much improved, and the day we headed off to Gigha was lovely, warm and sunny. A short hop across the Sound of Jura, to the East side of Gigha, and a shelterd bay with good moorings (in just 1.5m!), with a pier to pull up to in your dinghy and a bar selling cold beers! Heaven!
This was West coast of Scotland cruising in a much more relaxed style compared to the last two legs, and we were glad for the break!

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