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We’re away

July 13th, 2008 · 5 Comments

David: Can’t believe we achieved 5th July. Pictures are in the gallery. 10Dropping_mooring.jpgWe picked this date about a year ago and have made it. Well we did have to sneak back to Cobble Haugh to sign a lease and do a few final items. We are now in Oban. Ewan and Jane plan to visit tomorrow and we hope to go and visit friends of theirs on Mull. We should be able to get close to their house by anchoring at the South end of Loch Spelve. Then we leave for the west coast of Ireland. Our daughter and her friends join us in West port (53.823 -9.612 this the lat long in the format for Google maps) on Saturday. We have a week of Irish Music, Islands, fishing then.


So the roller coaster continues! The last few months have been full of highs and lows, looking forward and looking back. Saying goodbye is never easy!

Thank you all for your wishes and for those of you who came to our leaving party, we had a great time. Look at the gallery, you might recognise a few friends, also check out the new approach to erecting the gazebo does the landrover come with the gazebo?

Lots of people have helped over the last few months and I would like to thank them, family, friends and class folk, local doctor, Dr Jardine, Woodside Parmacy, Doune where Campbell debated items for the first aid kit. And to our dentist, Mr Stewart who suggested we took two can openers.

There is a special thank you to David’s Mum who got David to loose 3 stones and always understood how it felt to be rushing to get away and leaving loved ones and loved pets behind.

Ewen MacGillivray at Loch Creran moorings who looked after us all winter and very gently put Giselle into the water ready to go.

Remember Ewen we’ll be back but for now we head south till the butter melts then west.

Tags: Atlantic Leg · Photographs

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Glenys // Jul 13, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    What a responsibility – no comments on the just posted “We’re Away”! Loved the pictures looking forward to more to come.
    I haven’t been Up, Up and Away yet but am hoping to go perhaps on the first day of term, who knows float over the school!
    Hoping all went well with the lease, Mary after our conversation on the last day of term.

  • 2 Iain // Jul 13, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Now that’s what’s known in the canoeing world as a “Hudson’s Bay Start”. Load the bateau, padle five miles down river and set up camp. Anything forgotten you can nip back and sort it out. Sound thinking!
    Bit confusing to the easily confused like me though. If you were in Doune last Monday morning , my apologies. Drove past thinking “That lass looks just like Mary Wilson but she’s half way to Ireland”.
    Fair winds,

  • 3 Graeme anad Amanda // Jul 14, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Sorry we couldn’t come up and see you off. We’re looking forward to following your progress round the world.

    Fair winds,

    Graeme and Amanda

  • 4 Liz Dykes // Jul 15, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Glad all went well sailing into the night No I did not see you in tescos doing your shopping ,not much happening here ,hope the weather is better with you as summer has not arrived yet Liz

  • 5 Ken & Rhona Cameron // Jul 17, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Best wishes to Mary and David – have a great trip and make it a safe one. We’ll be following your progress with interest, and a great deal of envy!