Join Jayne Finn and Mike Evans - Friday, March 8
Stories from The Deck
Come join Jayne Finn and Mike Evans and hear about their journeys on March 8th!
Bar Open 5:30 and dinner available as well, but also please feel welcome to join us for drinks. Dinner purchase not necessary.
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Jayne Finn and Mike Evans began sailing together on Lake Ontario 25 years ago. As well as many adventures on The Great Lakes they have sailed to Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Maritimes, the US East Coast & Bahamas. In 2021 they crossed the Atlantic in their new boat “Loon’s Lace” to sail in the Azores, Ireland, and Scotland, and are currently sailing in Scandinavia.
Please contact them at email@example.com
Cruising Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, Orkney, Fair Isle & Shetland
Come cruising in Scotland’s heather-clad Outer Hebrides and northern Isles of Orkney, Fair Isle and Shetland.
Summer days stretch toward nearly perpetual light as we sail from Kerrera in Scotland’s West Highlands to beautiful Coll and then cross The Sea of The Hebrides, anchoring off the white sands of Vatersay. Castlebay Marina offers fine dining while South and North Uist have wild ponies, and quiet walks & anchorages.
We make an idyllic crossing of The Minch to anchor off The Isle of Skye’s Dunvegan Castle and then cross to Berneray in The Sound of Harris. Sailing north we dock at Stornoway, the Hebridean capital, then road trip on Harris and Lewis before rounding Scotland’s Cape Wrath, to enter Orkney’s Hoy Sound, docking at Stromness.
On Fair Isle we search for sweaters and visit some of the largest puffin rookeries in the Atlantic. At Shetland’s bustling Lerwick Harbour we wait for a weather window to cross the North Sea to Norway.
A North Sea Crossing & Cruising Norway’s Southwest Coast: Sognefjord to Oslo
In Lerwick Harbour on Mainland Shetland, we raft up with visiting boats from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Germany. Just 200 miles of the fearsome North Sea separate us from Norway’s West coast, and we pick what looks like an easy weather window to make the crossing.
Once checked in with Norwegian Customs and Immigration at Bergen, we’re free to explore Norway’s second largest city and plan our summer cruise along their magnificent southwest coast.
Traversing Sognefjord nearly 100 miles inland, we sail up Fjaerland Fjord to hike the Mundal Valley and view amazing Boyabreen Glacier, dock next to the cruise ships at Vic and visit their “Viking” Hopperstad Stave Church. From Flam on Aurlandsfjord we hike to Brekkefossen, ride the Flamsbana railway and then sail Naerofjord to anchor under the towering rock faces at Holmaviki. Sailing south we visit Bergen a second time, to reprovision and maintain our boat, before entering Hardanger Fjord to visit the glacier park at Sundal.
With snow forecast and the long summer days growing shorter, it’s time to sail south to Skudeneshavn, round Cape Lindesnes to Kristiansand, Arendal, Jomfruland and find Loon’s Lace a winter home near Oslo.