Category Archives: Culture: songs, stories, photography and art

Traditions and culture relevant to the world of real boating and sailors

A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe

A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe

I’ve been looking at the Dixon-Price Publishing catalogue after receiving a nice email from the brains behind the outfit, Kendall Hanson. I think there are two books that probably deserve particular attention – and which I would certainly like to read myself.

The first is A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe, the first groundbreaking book by the father of modern kayaking and canoe camping, John MacGregor.

MacGregor sails and paddles alone in a double-ended canoe on the lakes and rivers of Continue reading A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe

Advertisements gets a plug from Woodenboat


I’m delighted and grateful that they’ve published our web address – it’s very kind of the highly respected and beautifully produced Woodenboat to help bring this little weblog to wider public notice.

In return, I’m delighted to suggest that my European readers who may not know the premier American magazine devoted to wooden boats should go to the Woodenboat website very soon. Look out for Continue reading gets a plug from Woodenboat

Portsoy Festival 2007

Portsoy Festival

Portsoy Festival Portsoy FestivalPortsoy Festival

Portsoy Festival Portsoy Festival

Photos provided by the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

Look closely at these shots – don’t you just want to be there?

Portsoy is clearly the place to be at the end of June, when the annual Scottish Traditional Boat Festival returns to town from Friday 29th to the 1st July. This year’s festival will also see the finale of the Continue reading Portsoy Festival 2007