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Mythology – The Blue Men of the Hebrides

Mythology is not the first thing that springs to mind when discussing boat renovation. In certain situations, however, even today the old stories can seem very real.   Shemaron Project The Shemaron project is primarily concerned with the renovation of the ex ring net fishing boat Shemaron. In the early days of the renovation (before …

Oak Lea Ring Net

This photo is of the Tarbert ring net boat Oak Lea. She was my introduction to the plight of ring net boats. Chris (my husband) and I took this picture whilst on holiday near Kyle Lochalsh on the west coast of  Scotland before we became involved with Shemaron. Although she was in such a state …

Rescued From Robbers Rock

An epic weekend of effort resulted in Shemaron being rescued from Robbers Rock. The next thing I remember is the rib Fly Away appearing out of the dark with all crew onboard. The moon had disappeared, the darkness had grown deeper, and a jabble had come up on the water. The rib was bouncing onto …

An Old Ring Net Fishing Boat

It was such an exciting time, nine years ago at the beginning of what has become the Shemaron ring net fishing boat project. The long hours spent driving to Kintyre where we kept our boat were exciting. Driving so many miles was challenging however the scenery was breathtaking. Consequently the long hours on the road were continually engaging. …

How would you feel if your husband came home and told you he’d bought a boat?

How would you feel if your husband …   How would you feel if your husband came home and told you he’d bought a boat? Maybe you would imagine sundowners on deck. Maybe (just like I did), you might associate boats with holidays in the Med. Perhaps you would imagine, quite vividly, warm sunny days anchored off …

Shemaron Beautiful Endeavour

 Shemaron Beautiful Endeavour Over the coming weeks I will be sharing the first chapter of Shemaron Beautiful Endeavour here on so you can get a real flavour of the story …   Shemaron: A Beautiful Endeavour Book Excerpt Shemaron Beautiful Endeavour “My experience with Shemaron opened a portal through which I could step back in …
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