We are having our last night in the canal - waiting to go down Neptuns staircase (a cascade of locks down to the level of the Scottish sea of Loch Linnhe) tomorrow morning. It was a nice day traveling in
After sailing so many miles in the Northern Atlantic we do some relaxing - non shaking - crossing of Scotland. maremosso in the canal - and tomorrow in Loch Ness.
Tacking on Loch Ness - heading to Fort Augustus. Pretty much wind on the nose and no Nessie to compete with.
A nice and strong breeze let´s us do some very good speeds with main in 2nd reef and Spi 2 towards Scotland/Inverness. The sky did it´s best.
Good Weather let´s us drive around.
And now the weather looks again like this:
New Islands - good weather (at least today!)
These are some of our landscape impressions from today bus tour across four islands: Streymoy - Eysturoy - Bor∂oy - Vi∂oy. It was not sunny, as you can see, but at least it did not rain. Tomorrow we
36 hours with changing winds but most part of it nice sailing - we arrived at Torshavn harbor during the last hours of the National Day "St. Olav's Eve" - nearly everybody with two legs was in the city, singing
Waiting for the right weather conditions to cross to the Faroe Islands. A nice place to wait ...
First time after days of very little winds: sailing. Beautiful coastline - clouds coming and going - sunshine. What else could we want?
Strange, Silent, Nice - Short Stay.
A Birds Paradise. It is real fun to walk around this northernmost inhabited island of Iceland - close to (or still on?) the Arctic Circle.
Puffins, Puffins, Puffins
We did not leave because it is so beautiful here. The weather is not always our friend, but hey, that´s Iceland! We sailed to Hornvik in the north-east corner - what a nature - thousands of birds welcomed us
And a puffin ...
We made a nice -and not too wet- sailing trip to the West Fjords. This is an extremely beautiful part of Iceland - snow on the tops of the hills and deep fjords with ever changing winds. As a front
of the harbour in Reykjavik - we had some interesting neighbors.
And the light is sometimes really astonishing.
So we have to use every hour of clear sun and little wind to dry our sails - at this time Spi No.1. - our sponsor TAMARA COMOLLI will be very happy!
And hundreds of thousands of tourists traveling
This is how we see Harpa, the Reykjavik concert hall - and how Harpa visitors are looking at us - drinking champagne in concert breaks.
As we are collection our images there are some more impressions to share ... sunsets - moon - Reykiavik on arrival near midnight
What a nice town. Square Fisherboats. Superb cars. Best rolling ATMs. It really makes fun walking around.
We arrived Thursday 29 of June just before midnight at around 10pm. But darkness is not a problem here in the north. The light is just dimmed a little bit around 12 and 2am. Reykiavik welcomed us in a nice
We had to avoid the "no wind zones" of two highs - that was the challenge. And we did well with the help of perfect weather routing from Munich. We sailed around 700 miles - it took us with mainly
It was a real nice stay here in Stornoway and we enjoyed it very much. A nice island and a very nice marina. We should tell our friend about this - said the harbourmaster. And we will ...
2 years back - in July 2015 - maremosso was the first time in Stornoway - on our way to Sylt. Today we came back - our last stop before sailing to Iceland.
A real "great" island - huge mountains, nice people and sometimes we feel like being "beamed" into a mountain lake.
Small, beautiful, silent, sheep, cows, good food, beauty salons.
We had such a beautiful travel through the Crinan Canal ... 15 locks and a lot of manual work made this journey real fun.
It´s more than pleasant here - and a perfect place to get some real good food.
After 18 hours of nice sailing (less rainy!) we arrived at Tarbert marina.
Still in Dublin - with illuminated neighbours. Waiting for the wind to drop and set sail to Scotland tonight.
Large City - Small Marina - Huge Neighbours
After a wild ride with gusts up to 40 knots, a two hour travel up the river brought us to Waterford - and finally some more sun.
And the vikings are still alive here.