Why I sometimes call puffins penguins!

It was sailing and mountains that first took me to the Falkland Islands but quickly the wildlife, so much a part of that land and seascape, became the deciding factor in my choice to sell up, buy a boat and sail to the south. With Ada 2 I was blessed with a boat that...

How will Selkie come out of Lockdown?

https://www.selkie-explorers.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Dolphins-ahoy.mp4   How will Selkie Explorers emerge out of Lockdown? Will she sail with a full crew and passenger list amongst Scottish Islands this summer? How will I safeguard customers, crew, family...

Coronavirus and Selkie

The good news is that Selkie is almost ready for her first voyage of the season. She might not be looking as smart as I had wanted but that is because the weather has been atrocious and painting the deck when there is no substantial gap between rainshowers is a known...

In awe of Scotland’s birds.

On the train heading home after a Hogmanay abroad I see a standoff between some healthy lowland sheep and a flock of neck-to-attention geese. It reminds me that these birds are in their winter feeding grounds, that in a few months they will be heading north, that we...