"We have been traveling in Scotland for a few days. The sun makes this magnificent landscape shine in a golden light. You could easily spend months here.
Loch Tabert is the quietest place I have ever seen. For moments it is as if someone turned off the sound. Rough mountains all around and a very narrow passage, where you can show that you have understood the 'concept of the guiding light'.
Next stop: Oban, the sailing mecca of Scotland. As you approach it, you rub your eyes and try desperately to remember your own history lesson: Were the Romans really in Scotland? The cloud paintings we experience every day are monumental fleeting works of art that disappear as quickly as they came - you have to enjoy the moment.
Here, too, the people are exceptionally friendly and helpful, and even the weather report via radio is pleasant and pleasant. That comes across differently than the German 'Wind increasingly from North-Ooooost!'. A short recording of this at the end of this podcast episode.
After two months on the road, we finally arrived on the Orkneys. First stop: Stromness, a small town with 3000 inhabitants. This is also where we rate our equipment. We now know what has proven itself and what we have only ridden for a walk so far. The hammock, for example, has only been hanging around in its bag until now.
And in the meantime we have also experienced many situations that can be wonderfully told using a GPS track. More about this on radiolabor.com in the small article 'Talking GPD-Tracks'."
Scotland - the 19th part of Michael Hölzen's Bootschaft-Segel-Podcast. Simply click on the play button with the arrow, and off you go. Or download the audio file using the selection menu on the right in the player so that you can listen to it later. The next part will follow in the coming week
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To the background:
The Berliner MichHölzen has been a passionate sailor for 15 years. It all started on the Wannsee, the first capsize, but also the first excursion on your own bow with a just acquired inland license - “priceless”, as he says. After that he never let go of sailing with all its facets, step by step he broadened his horizons.
Podcast author Michael Hölzen
This summer he and his friend Laurenz Schlueter would like to sail a very special trip that they have long dreamed of: around England. The two men are freelancers and can take a three-month break for the trip.
The problem: Hölzen and Schlüter do not have their own boat. And they don't want one either. Charter, borrow or sail somewhere is also out of the question for them. So what to do
Without further ado, Hölzen and Schlüter make a decision: You will become a temporary boat owner. In other words, only for the duration of the trip. In concrete terms, they buy a yacht shortly before the start of the trip, which they want to sell again immediately afterwards.
Will that work without ending up with a big hole in your wallet?
"Almost all sailing enthusiasts shook their heads when they heard about the plan," says Hölzen. And also various boat dealers to whom he presented waved them off. He did not let that confuse him.
In the meantime, Hölzen and Schlüter own a used First 30 from Beneteau. In just a few weeks they want to set off on the big trip.
As a full-time radio journalist, MichHölzen regularly reports on the trip in his own podcast called “Bootschaft”.
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