FPB64 Grey Wolf
Total distance: 14118.92 NM

FPB 64 GREY WOLF and her owner Peter Watson are currently on a summer cruise to Norway, with a new crew on board and outstanding cruising grounds this blog will now follow them on this journey in 2015.

The Long Voyage Home was completed in June 2014, blogs from the legs can be found below of the epic journey aboard the FPB 64 from Auckland to Gurnsey

The Long Voyage Home of FPB 64 GREY WOLF was an epic journey from Auckland to Guernsey. Owner Peter Watson was ably assisted by his crew of Tony Jones, Jeff Holden and the Berthon apprentice that joins the crew on each leg of the journey - Jack Gunstone-Smith (3rd year Shipwright) in New Zealand, Ben Pearcy (2nd year Marine Electrician) in Tahiti, Nathan Smith (1st year Marine Engineer) in Panama, Dan Pilcher (1st year Marine Electrician) in Bermuda.

Matt Hamilton (3rd year Engineering apprentice) from Circa Marine will be onboard the whole way.

This will give these apprentices the opportunity of a lifetime.

FPB 64 GREY WOLF - Voyage Progress

Dolphins, fuel for GREY WOLF and not getting dark

TSV - 26 June, 2015

The last 2 locks were easy – we’ve got the process dialled and then GREY WOLF was back in salt water, greeted by dolphins who played around about her as we packed up the fenders and warps before heading out to sea. The sea state was calm but visibility poor…

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TSV 26 June 2015

We do our bit by going off to explore the local battlefield site of Culoden…

TSV - 24 June, 2015

Whilst Peter did battle with a fierce computer virus aboard GREY WOLF, crew member Graham and your scribe decided to do our bit by going off to explore the local battlefield site of Culoden. This involved taking a bus which proved an interesting challenge. Number 2 bus which the Marina…

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TSV 24 June 2015

Georgian engineering genius, a birthday cake, and the Loch Ness monster was not at home…

TSV - 22 June, 2015

Early doors and GREY WOLF left Fort William for Neptunes’ Staircase is a staircase lock comprising eight locks on the Caledonian Canal. Built by Thomas Telford between 1803 and 1822, it is the longest staircase lock in Britain.  This mystery of Georgian engineering will lift GREY WOLF up by 20…

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TSV 22 June 2015

Pilotage, Scottish rain and a movie

TSV - 20 June, 2015

Another day, and sadly with it more rain.   After breakfast the Captain and Trevor fixed the outboard and then GREY WOLF was ready for the off. Lines gone, GREY WOLF glided out of the harbour and running with the waves, it was a smooth trip to Loch Spelve.   The entrance…

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TSV 20 June 2015

New recruits for the GREY WOLF adventure and dink rescue in the Scottish rain….

TSV - 19 June, 2015

 After a supplies run in Oban, GREY WOLF was joined by Graham and Jeremy– 2 new recruits– making it 5 men on a boat.  Scotland didn’t disappoint and rained beautifully. Trevor added to the drama of the weather and scenery by heading off to pick up Jeremy in the dink…

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TSV 19 June 2015

Tayvallich, dolphins but no fish supper….

TSV - 17 June, 2015

Resident scribe Jonathan continues the tale….. GREY WOLF anchored off the lovely village of Tayvallich for the night in a stunning bay accompanied by the inevitable beer, before pushing onto Crinan. On arrival, it was ashore to collect some new pilot books for the adventure ahead, as well as a…

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TSV 17 June 2015

Beach Rugby, Guitars, Drums and a Whisky Distillery

TSV - 15 June, 2015

GREY WOLF arrived in Port Ellen, to a surprising reception on this lovely island… Jonathan, the assigned GREY WOLF scribe, takes up the story….. We arrived early in Port Ellen on another lovely day. We dropped anchor in the middle of the bay giving us panoramic views of the bay….

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TSV 15 June 2015

GREY WOLF spends a day at the Races!

TSV - 12 June, 2015

The last day of the TT with the Senior TT – won by the incredible John McGuiness as those of you who follow these things will know. GREY WOLF’s crew were out there to watch these 1000 cc machines who can rack up 37 miles in just 20 minutes. There…

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TSV 12 June 2015
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