Many thanks to Graham Meyer and Lynn Atkin for passing on this splendid vessel to us

Missel Thrush just prior to entering Tayport Harbour
Missel Thrush, having sailed up from Northern France, just prior to entering Tayport Harbour

One fine Thursday evening, this beautiful motor yacht sailed from France to join Badger in Tayport Harbour. Here she is just off Tayport.

 

 

Catalina preparing to leave Tayport Harbour
Catalina preparing to leave Tayport Harbour

Naturally, we all wanted the best viewpoint to see her sail in, so Badger and Catalina set off from Tayport to meet her.

 

 

Missel Thrush in the distance approaching the Larick Beacon
Missel Thrush in the distance approaching the Larick Beacon

If we’d left it any later she’d have been upon us in the harbour.   “What’s that big white boat by the Larick…….?”

 

 

Past the Larick now and waiting for the tide, Tentsmuir Forest in the background
Past the Larick now and waiting for the tide, Tentsmuir Forest in the background

 

 

 

Catalina approaches
Catalina approaches

We all meet up for a big hello.

 

 

Escort Duty
Escort Duty

You’re meant to be escorting not waving…..oh never mind

 

 

Time to enter the harbour now
Time to enter the harbour now

 

 

 

Catalina getting up on the plane
Catalina getting up on the plane

Catalina goes in to take ropes for Missel Thrush and Badger.

 

 

Missel Thrush in Tayport
Missel Thrush in Tayport

Entering Tayport Harbour, preparing the ropes for throwing.

 

 

The Tayport Heron
The Tayport Heron

The resident heron flew past.

 

 

Approaching her berth
Missel Thrush approaching her berth

Going in to tie up just ahead of Badger. The end of a long journey for the crew.

 

 

Looking aft
Looking aft

Ready for another trip