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listening to the VHF radio for the weatherforcast

All stations, all stations, all stations!

By Charlotte | 06/12/2019

While listening to the weather forecast on the hand-held VHF radio, I imagine what the reader looks like. By just listening to their voices I imagine what they must look like in real life. I want to share my imaginations with you.

Eureca tent between the wild flowers on Pabay, Barra head iles

Clapotis, what a lovely word is that….

By Charlotte | 05/11/2018

A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drowned,… for he will be going out on a day he shouldn’t. But we do be afraid of the sea, and we do only be drownded now and again.

Charlotte in kayak with basking shark close to South Uist

As dangerous as a visit to my mother-in-law

By Alexander | 16/02/2018

‘Are you sane?’ she asks when we tell her we will round the Mull of Kintyre the next day. We are not surprised by the…

kelp at low tide, just of the coast of Mull

Wayfinding; get lost in the art of navigation.

By Alexander | 26/11/2017

If you can read the ocean, you’ll never be lost.                              …

Charlotte in the waves

Dancing on the swallower

By Charlotte | 29/10/2017

Right in the middle of some of Europe’s most treacherous waters of the Pentland Firth lay the islands of Stroma and its smaller sister Swona.…

Two fishing boats at low tide in Portree, Skye

Tie up, before you lose time (or boat)

By Alexander | 16/10/2017

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe- When you step into the unknown,…

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