Geordie Costie, Westray
Geordie Costie, Director of Orkney Marinas Ltd, keeps his commercial boat, 'Bee' at Westray marina for his shellfish business, Costie Shellfish. Geordie has sailed in Orkney waters for the last 50 years so that’s a lot of know-how! He’s not letting slip where the best catches are but he has noted down a few sailing tips for you.
“We had a memorable trip all the way from Kent to Orkney but our VHF had given poor reception all the way. On arrival in the beautiful Stromness Marina the local radio man Stuart Walker confirmed we had “aerial problems” up the mast and went for spares.
Contemplating how we were going to deal with our aerial problem, we went off to collect bicycles from the Orkney Cycle Hire man, John Heddle, who happened to be up a ladder repainting his third floor windows.
I asked “You don’t fancy going up a mast do you?”
His response surprised and delighted me! “Well, if you can’t find anyone else I’ll give it a try and tick it off my ‘must do’ list”. ” Read full comment...
Sue and Richard Jones, Stromness Marina Visitors