A great opportunity to explore somewhere new and put some miles under the belt. Depending on the weather there are more places to visit than there are days for the voyage. This will be a mixture of some longer legs, including some night sailing interspersed with time to explore ashore and some shorter day sails. An excellent opportunity to gain some miles and watch keeping experience.
“A wonderful voyage from Falmouth to Mallaig, full of adventure and good companionship. Hope to be back on Eda very soon.” Sheila, April 2013.
From Falmouth, the spectacular coastline towards Lands End offers timeless fishing harbours like Mousehole, or anchorages such as Coverack. Off Lands End the low lying Scillies sit out in isolation and offer stunning beaches, sub tropical gardens and picturesque anchorages. The Scillies make an ideal stopping of point on the way south and a great departure point when heading north.
Just outside Milford Haven lies the small island and bird sanctuary of Skomer, well worth a visit if conditions allow, especially during April when the Puffins, Razorbills and Sheerwaters are returning to land and nesting.
Across the St Georges channel lies the charming ports of Waterford and Wexford. Working north along the east coast of Ireland, there are a multitude of places to explore. Before leaving the Emerald Isle it is well worth calling in at Rathlin Island, a final outpost and another bird haven.
From Northern Ireland it is only a short hop across to the the Mull of Kintyre or north to Islay and Jura and the delights held there. Going north from Jura we can opt for heading west of Mull and visit Coll and Tiree, or through the sound of Mull, round Ardnamurchan and finally to Mallaig.