Lundy

Lundy is a bird-watcher’s paradise with its own particular character, but mind the swell, says Jonty Pearce

Anchorages Watermill Cove Scilly

A remote, attractive anchorage away from the crowds, for Mark Fishwick Watermill Cove is also a useful bolthole when St Mary’s Harbour gets uncomfortable

Nestled between the northern islands of the Isles of Scilly, St Helen’s Pool enjoys nearly all-round shelter – a rare attribute in these parts. With Tresco to the west, St…

It can often seem a long day sailing from the Channel Islands to Tréguier. Such was the case this time and it was late afternoon before I passed La Corne…

Kelefesia

If your idea of paradise is anchoring off a deserted island with palm trees and white sands, then look no further than the Ha’apai Islands in Tonga. Most yachts choose…

East Frisian Islands

With an up-to-date chart to hand, this lovely anchorage in the Frisian Islands can be found hidden away at the eastern end of the island, suggests Detlef Jens

Bratanish Mor

Nothing had quite prepared me for the stunning beauty of the anchorage at Bratanish Mor beneath the standing stones at Callanish (Calanais in Gaelic) in the Outer Hebrides. These Lewisian…

Glengarriff

The West Cork coastline resembles a splayed hand with fingers of mountainous countryside pierced by three long deep inlets. One of the best known is Bantry Bay with the beautiful…

Ile des Hébihens

Finding yourself in charge of an important pilot book brings surprising rewards. Knowing that others are to some extent relying on your inside knowledge, you feel a sense of responsibility…

Runswick Bay

Until the late 19th century Runswick Bay was a fishing village with a sideline in smuggling. Then, as tourism spread from Whitby to Scarborough, its jumbled warren of narrow streets…