Return journey- With the trip’s highlights behind us, the whiskey, oatcakes and data space were rationed. Passing the islands of Canna, Rhum, Egg and Skye we headed back to the Knoydart peninsula and stopped in at The Old Forge, the pub at the edge of Scotland, at the edge of Europe, at the edge of the world. The next round of whiskey was on James, Mel and Chloe.
A reverence for the simple life “outdoors” united the three of them – it was why they had given up their high paying jobs in the finance centre of south England to pursue their happiness in the seemingly narrow confines of the Eda Frandsen, We considered ourselves lucky that they shared it with us for two weeks. “No matter where I’ve been on our planet, Scotland is the best place in the world for me,” said skipper James – after 100,000 miles across the world’s seas. “It might not have the highest mountains or the most beautiful beaches or the wildest weather, but, it has a bit of everything. Whether I sail off Knoydart to the south, west or north, there is fantastic nature to discover everywhere I go.”
Climbing on Scotland’s coasts: there are plenty of routes through the cliffs, but none that bypass them.
End of the journey