Sunday 21 to Friday 26 June 2020
Geosailing with Selkie Explorers
Reaching the places that normal geology trips don’t reach… travelling with the wind, seeing the Hebrides from a different perspective, taking our time to soak up the atmosphere, get in close to the coast to view the geology of inaccessible places and if conditions allow, land occasionally for a wild walk. We can’t plan the detailed itinerary in advance, but there are a myriad of possibilities sailing from Lochboisdale, South Uist, to Eigg in the Small Isles with a range of geology ahead of us (with rocks dating from 3000 million to just 55 million years old.) We may sail north or south in the Sea of the Hebrides and Minch, steadily heading East.
I’m delighted to be working with Celia Bull of Selkie Explorers, based on the island of Eigg and Selkie, her amazing high-latitude yacht, aluminium hulled with a lifting keel. I’ve sailed with Celia quite a few of times now, and she is a fine skipper: very experienced, knowledgeable and with a fascinating life story that has taken her all over the world. So, these are unforgettable experiences for a small group.
Our June 2020 voyage sets out from Lochboisdale on Sunday evening, midsummer, and we aim to return to anchor off Eigg on Thursday afternoon. Lochboisdale can be reached from Mallaig on the 3pm sailing on Sunday 21st. There may be time on Eigg on the Friday morning, and there are a couple of options for departing Eigg for Mallaig or Arisaig that day. Book direct with Selkie Explorers – further information.