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Running In The Sun

Have you ever begun your day expecting one thing and ended up finding something quite different? This happened to me 4 years ago when I went to find the old Weatherhead boatyard in Cockenzie. I wasn’t sure exactly what I expected, probably to indulge an interest in ex-industrial areas with the added bonus that Shemaron …

Traveling By Sea: Carradale

  Traveling by sea has been one of the most exciting things I have done. I have had the opportunity to travel widely on the old herring boat, Shemaron. My husband and I have had many adventures with her. In this blog post, I look back on a trip in 2015. We left Campbeltown for …

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 …

The Kindness Of Human Nature

The kindness of human nature is sometimes truly amazing. Kindness is a virtue that is precious in these times of world unease and for those who have been on the receiving end of it, it is a humbling experience. After unintentionally beaching the old fishing boat Shemaron on top of a rock in Loch Fyne …

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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