Join us aboard the Lady of Avenel for this unique trip sailing round the far north of Scotland on the longest day of the year, experiencing the endless light known as the 'Simmer Dim'.
This two-masted, Brigantine-rigged tall ship will be your home for six days as we step aboard in Stromness and sail from Orkney along the north coast of Scotland, rounding Cape Wrath and sailing down the Minch, visiting remote islands teeming with wildlife, and watching the landscape change from Orkney's lush farmland and rocky shores to the spectacular mountains of the west coast.
There is likely to be one night-time passage on the way to Mallaig. (Although in Orkney’s latitudes in late June, ‘night’ my be a misnomer!)
Watch the sun set in the north west, only to rise again four hours later with nothing darker than twilight in between. Enjoy tunes and sessions in isolated bays and islands; sail past Skye, Rona, Raasay.
The ship will be your base for a voyage of exploration and music with sessions, workshops, sailing and more; throughout the trip we will enjoy locally sourced food, beautifully prepared by our on-board chef.
In addition to the crew, we will carry two sail-with tutors, dedicated musicians who will be able to run workshops, help keep the sessions going, and give dedicated assistance with any new techniques, tunes, songs or more that you might like to learn.