2018: Ipswich to Ardrossan

In 2018, we bought Ruby Tuesday in Shotley Marina, near Ipswich in Suffolk, and spent the summer sailing her back along the south coast of Britain, out to the Isles of Scilly, then up along the coast of Wales, across to northern Ireland, then to Ardrossan, in North Ayrshire in Scotland, a distance of some 1200 nautical miles.

The following are blog entries for various stages of the voyage, arranged chronologically from the start.

  1. The Odyssey begins
  2. Surveys
  3. Arthur Ransome country
  4. Harwich
  5. On our way at last
  6. The Smack boys of Ramsgate
  7. Ramsgate to Dover
  8. A Roman Painted House, Channel Swimmers and White Cliffs
  9. A boat from the Bronze Age
  10. A Busman’s Holiday and a Sandwich Deal in Kent
  11. Dover to Eastbourne
  12. Hastings and Rye
  13. Eastbourne to Brighton
  14. Brighton rocks
  15. Brighton to Portsmouth
  16. Job satisfaction
  17. Cowes
  18. Beaulieu River
  19. Poole
  20. Lulworth Cove
  21. We help the army
  22. Murder most foul
  23. Portland Bill
  24. Dartmouth
  25. Fowey
  26. The Isles of Scilly
  27. Isles of Scilly to Padstow
  28. Restored vision
  29. Lundy
  30. Milford Haven
  31. Fishguard
  32. Aberystwyth
  33. Aberdyfi
  34. Pwllweli
  35. Porth Dinllaen
  36. Holyhead
  37. The Isle of Man
  38. Douglas
  39. Peel, Ramsey and Laxey
  40. Over to Ireland
  41. Strangford Lough
  42. Bangor and Belfast
  43. Ballycastle and the Causeway Coast
  44. Rathlin Island
  45. Islay
  46. Campbeltown
  47. Gigha
  48. Arran