Winter has officially started and after a fantastic season we are busily sanding varnish and stripping paint so that we can get Eda ready again for next season.
However what is really exciting us is that next year schedule is booking up fast, with half of the berths for our Scottish trips already snapped up. We are really looking forward to welcoming back both old hands and making plenty of new friends aboard Eda next summer.
We have all sorts of trips planned for the coming year, whether in Cornwall or Scotland we are certain there is a trip for you! Our season starts in Falmouth with a couple of long weekend trips. These are a fabulous way to escape to Cornwall before the summer hordes arrive in what is often fantastic spring weather. We usually have the harbours and anchorages to ourselves and a few other select gaffers.
Next up for Eda is her yearly trip North to Mallaig, her home for the summer. The trip from Falmouth offers a great opportunity for building miles and is a definite way to get night sailing experience. Last year this voyage included a stop in the Scillies, the Isle of Man, and a couple of delightful anchorages in Scotland, with some fantastic sailing before being welcomed back to Mallaig. Rounding the Mull of Kintyre under full sail with fresh made bread rolls and hot Manx kippers on a beautiful crisp morning was one of the highlights of the trip
From the beginning of May until the end of August we will be doing a mixture of six and nine day trips exploring the amazing playground that is the West Coast of Scotland. Every week this year there has been a mandatory new anchorage, so no two weeks are ever the same! If you want to explore a little further then one of our nine day trips are highly recommended as we have time to sail great distances and still have time to explore, relax and enjoy some fantastic company and cooking along the way. This season has given us some real treats, too many too mention, the beaches of Taransay, sunset on Little Bernera, gannet covered sea stacks, Orca’s in the Minch, Puffins, dropping climbers on Mingulay sea cliffs to name but a few!
As ever our Whisky trip will be stocked with fine malts and our very own whisky expert. While exploring the Hebrides under sail by day you’ll bethen guided through the onboard whisky collection in the evening, once the anchor is down!!
Once back in Falmouth at the beginning of September, the South coast becomes ours to sail. The fishing harbours, rivers and coves of Cornwall and Devon provide a wonderful area to sail and explore. Further afield the Scillieswith their peace, tranquillity and beauty make a well worth while visit on a week’s trip form Falmouth. Given a favourable forecast then the Britany coast for seafood, cider and Breton markets is on the cards.
So while we get on with making Eda look beautiful and ready for the coming season, now is the time to think about your sailing plans for 2015 before its too late and your ideal voyage is full.