This magnificent three-masted schooner is currently moored in Stornoway, but is due to leave for Skye, the Small Isles and Oban shortly. The Dutch-registered Oosterschelde was built in 1918 and offers opportunities for hands-on sailing on trips of up to 2 weeks at a time. [Edit: the English language version of the site can be accessed by clicking on the link marked English]
For those who missed seeing the ship at Stornoway, she will be back at the end of next week - presumably for Sail Hebrides. Own imagery is not currently available, but will be posted once I've caught up with the ship myself.
Oosterschelde will be at Oban next weekend and around the southern Isles and St Kilda on passage to Stornoway.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Oosterschelde in Gulf of Finland in 2003, courtesy Pieter Nijdeken"][/caption]