Tuesday 14th to Tuesday 21st June 2022
Explore the Inner and Outer Hebrides on this Footloose cruise, whether you are a keen walker or just wish to soak up the wonderful scenery of the islands.
Our thanks to guest Nicola Gibbs for many of the images used in this weeks blog.
Tuesday 14th June.
We set sail south from Oban in the early evening on passage to our overnight anchorage off Colonsay.
Wednesday 15th June.
Our first port of call was Scalasaig on the Isle of Colonsay, where guests visited the exotic woodland gardens of Colonsay House.
In the afternoon we sailed past Iona, Staffa and the Treshnish Isles on passage to our overnight overnight in Bloody Bay.
Thursday 16th June.
This morning we visited the Isle of Canna, where guests enjoyed walks and strolls on the island.
We spent the afternoon cruising the west coast of Skye and around the seabird cliffs of the Shiants.
During dinner we arrived and berthed alongside in Stornoway where we remained overnight.
Friday 17th June.
This morning a coach transported guests to Gearrannan Blackhouse Village. From there, the walkers strode out to Dalmore Beach and the Butt of Lewis whilst the strollers explored the Callanish Standing Stones.
In the afternoon strollers visited Lews Castle Museum or explored Stornoway town independently.
We remained alongside in Stornoway overnight.
Saturday 18th June.
This morning we cruised to Tarbert, Isle of Harris, for the walkers to enjoy the Postman’s Walk with packed lunch, followed by Loch Lachersdale. The strollers were taken on a tour of the island, including Rodel Church in the morning and free time to explore Tarbert in the afternoon.
We anchored in Hallaig Bay overnight where dolphins were spotted.
Sunday 19th June.
After a morning at sea cruising under the Skye Bridge, Kyle Rhea and Sound of Sleat, we went ashore at Loch Scavaig for afternoon walks and strolls around the rugged cauldron of Loch Coruisk.
We anchored overnight in Loch Scresort, Rum.
Monday 20th June.
We berthed alongside in Tobermory, where the walkers disembarked for a full day walk on the Isle of Mull, returning to Craignure. Strollers spent the morning exploring Tobermory, and the afternoon at Duart Castle.
Our final overnight anchorage was in Charlotte Bay off Kerrera where the Farewell Gala Dinner was held.
Tuesday 21st June.
We wish all our disembarking guests a fond farewell and hope to welcome them back on board in the near future.