Thanks for looking in guys and Im sure the ""Magic of Skye" will not disappoint.
Jeff.. even the three days we had going round Skye .. now seems to have passed in the blink of an eye
Im delighted we did it though..as life can pass us by very quickly too ..so make the most of every day
Attached is part 1 of my last multi day adventure in the 2018 season. It was another fantastic trip and covers some of the most scenic coastline in the UK.
This episode covers why I wanted to go round Skye..and also the Route plan.
I don't just go adventuring on impulse.. these types of journeys in small boats require careful planning and consideration of wind and tide directions. I use them to help push the boat along where possible. Its always easier than fighting head long into wind and waves..but that is not unavoidable altogether .. as you will see in the Day Three episode.
I also have to research and plan campsites which are sheltered from wind and waves. Where the boats can be safely dried out on a shore by the falling tide.
The passage plan is often altered as I go. In fact..the original date for the start of this trip was Friday 31st August but it was postponed until the Monday 3rd September as it would have been suicidal going up the exposed SW NW area of the Island in Force 4-5 conditions.
A quick thanks to Fenlander for donating a better microphone to assist my dulcet tones in the video talk overs..this is the first time I have used it and its better than the one I had..I don’t sound as if Im mumbling up my sleeve so much (perhaps my opinion only though ).
Its also a first for me playing and recording the keyboards parts. I lost several U Tube videos recently when Eddie Vedder ..who allowed use of his songs on U Tube.. change his policy and no longer allows free use. U tube blocked those videos ..so I no longer want to rely on others who may change their policy at anytime. I intend playing their songs myself ..so hopefully that will future proof the videos. I was a keyboard player in a pub band..for several years..so can finger the ivories reasonably well.
Anyhoo..enough said.. Hope you find it of interest .. part two will be in a day or two as Im still very busy with other things in life.