Aberdour …easy as ABC

June 29, 2011

Aberdour Boat Club

We left Port Edgar on the 29th of June and set a course for Aberdour. We were considering a stop at Incholm [a small island lying South West of Aberdour], but in the end we decided to head directly to Aberdour which was a much easier destination for our first outing with the kids.

Macwester Malin 32 Aberdour

The Aberdour Boat Club members were all very welcoming, and the harbour master Dick was extremely helpful. As it turned out the weather took a turn for the better, and we stayed in Aberdour for four sun-kist days. Before long we had the fridge chilled down using our new shorepower cable, and we managed to squeeze in the odd relaxing cold drink while all four kids were away exploring the village and it’s two beaches.

Our presence didn’t go un-noticed, and we had quite a few visitors wandering along and asking about the Malin. Apparently two of the club members were estimating our Macwester Malin’s overall length, with one reckoning 36ft, and another estimating 44ft. I suppose the first guess wasn’t too far from the mark, but a 44ft boat is a much larger craft …and one could only put that down to a lack of local references to hand …given that ABC has a limit of 29ft.

Macwester Malin 32

On the Sunday (after our trip to Dysart – see next post) approximately twenty boats arrived from Granton on the tide. Following a brisk bbq on the pier, they all headed back to Edinburgh while there was still water. Although there was a buzz with so much happening on the pier during the invasion, surprisingly the kids seemed happier when the flotilla departed and tranquility returned.


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