Year Three

Year 3

Year Three Itinerary

Below is a list of the major places we will visit during year three of our voyage.


Wales: Cardiff, The Mumbles, and Dale.
Ireland: Cork, The League, Courtmacsherry, Gengarriff, Portmagee, Dingle, Fahamore Harbour, Kilrush, Kilkee, Aran Islands, Galway, Glann More, Roundstone.

Leaving Wales, we cross the Irish Sea to Ireland, then head west along the southern shores, turning north and following the coast up Ireland.


Ireland (W) and Northern Ireland

Ireland: Inishbofin, Blacksod, Broadhaven, Rosses Point, Gortnasate, Rosapenna.
Northern Ireland: Culmore, Coleraine, Ballycastle, Rathlin Island.

Continuing up the western shores of Ireland, we eventually round the top and enter Northern Ireland for a few stops before preparing to cross the Irish Sea again, this time at a narrow spot headed for Scotland.


Scotland and the Caledonian Canal

Criaghouse, South Cuan, Glencoe, Kentallen, Fort William, Banavie, Lagen Lock, Fort Augustus, Drumnadrochit (Loch Ness), Inverness.

We head up toward the start of the Caledonian Canal and then head across the heart of Scotland, passing through Loch Ness and ending in Inverness.


The Orkney and Shetland Islands

Scotland: Wick
Orkney Islands: Kirkwall
Shetland Islands: Fair Isle, Lerwick, Buness. 

Leaving from Wick we head to the Orkney Islands, then cross to Fair Isle in the Shetland Islands before sailing further north to Lerwick. We clear out of the UK here, though we sail up to Buness to wait for our weather window to cross the North Sea to Norway.


Norway: Fjords (1)

Maloy, Skkylven, Geiranger, Langevag.

Arriving on the west shore of Norway, we turn north and head into the Storfjorden and Sunnylvsfjorden fjords before going back out and turning our bow north.


Norway (north to the Arctic Circle)

Norway: Maloy, Sykkylven, Geiranger, Langevag, Kristiansund, Vallersund, Rorvik, Salhus, Sandnessjoen.
Norway (Arctic Circle): Sorfugloy, Reine, Svolvaer, Trollfjord, Stetind. 

Arriving on the west shore of Norway, we turn north and head for the Arctic Circle. After making it up to Stetind, we turn our bow south.


Norway (Arctic Circle headed south)

Korsnes, Bodo, Nesna, Ottersoya, Sandnes, Kristiansund, Alesund, Leikanger.

Retracing our route, now going south, we stop in almost all new locations on our way back down the western coast.
to the Storfjorden and on to the Sunnylvsfjorden ending in Grain 


Norway: Fjords (2)

Maloy, Floro, Leirvik, Balestrand, Flam, Leirvik, Bergen.

Having retraced our original route to Maloy, we now had further south, but turn east into the Sognefjord and then south into the Aurlandsfjord. Once we reach Flam, we reverse course and head out of the Fjords, then turn south again to Bergen.


Norway (Southern)

Haugesund, Jorpeland, Lysebotn, Stravanger, Egersund, Farsund, Kristiansand, Arendal, Helgeroa.

Continuing south, we head into the Høgsfjorden and Lysefjord fjords, then go back out and head south around the southern tip of Norway and back up north toward Oslo.


Norway: Capitol

Tonsberg, Oslo.

At Tonsberg, we enter the Oslofjord fjord and take it north to Oslo, capitol of Norway. After stopping there, we head south again, toward the western shore of Sweden.


Sweden (Western) & Denmark

Sweden: Havstenssund, Stenungsund, Verbert.
Denmark: Coppenhagen. 

Sailing down the western shore of Sweden we reach the capitol of Denmark.



Kiel, Rendsburg, Cuxhaven, Wilhelmshaven, Norderney, Lauwersoog.

Leaving Denmark, we sail toward Germany, arriving in the port of Kiel, the entrance to the Kiel Canal. After traversing the canal west, we stop in Wilhelmshaven, then move on to the Wadden Sea.


The Netherlands 

Lauwersoog, Oost-Vlieland, Den Oever, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Kortgene. 

Continuing west through the Wadden Sea, we then turn south to Amsterdam. Then we take the Mast Up route through the canals to Rotterdam and on to Kortgene.


Belgium, France, & England

Belgium: Ostend
France: Dunkirk, Calais
England: Dover, Ramsgate, Queensborough, London, Segas. 

Heading southwest, we sail to Belgium, and then on to France before crossing the English Channel, We arrive in Dover to clear in, then head around the point to Queensborough to wait for the tide to take us up the Thames River to St. Katherine's Docks in London. After staying there a week, we head back out with the ebbing tide and arrive at the Segas Sailing Club where we plan to put S/V Lynx on the hard for a few months to wait out the cold winter.


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