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Have the opportunity to explore by boat in the Clyde estuary and West Coast of Scotland by sea

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  • Last activity: 31/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Located in central inverness I'm a retired teacher (recently teaching biological psychology. My first degree is in Human Physiology and I have a second degree in psychology and philosophy) I enjoy trips out on the Clyde Estuary and West Coast of Scotland in my four berth fast cruiser. Offer the opportunity to join me with maneuvering and looking after the boat on trips around Largs, Troon, Arran, Greenock, Tarbert and other scenic places. Spending time in Inverness when ashore. Sharing routine maintenance and household and garden chores e.g. Jet washing the boat, cutting the grass while enjoying boat trips which allow opportunities for walking, exploring and photography as well as enjoying the great scenery. Excellent opportunity to learn English while exploring great scenery as well as enjoying small city life. I sometimes offer English lessons if required and can make gym membership available to guests staying more than 4 weeks. Based in central Inverness with trips on boat in good weather (longer trips in June, July and August than at other times). Video call essential to get begin to get to know each other before agreeing a placement.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Opportunity to improve English language skills with discussions on a range of subjects
    Chance to learn about simple property maintenance
    Develop boat handling and navigation skills.
    Develop fitness

  • Help


    Sharing responsibility for looking after the house and garden when staying in Inverness and sharing responsibility for looking after the boat when cruising. Engage with health and safety requirements.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I have some experience in teaching English as a foreign language and offer assistance in English learning to guests.

  • Accommodation


    Small Single room in house for private use of workaway guest. House also occupied by the owner and sometimes other guests ( 4 bedroom house)
    At times a berth on the boat for short trips of up to two weeks. This is a small double berth in the main cabin made by folding down the dinette. For short trips on the boat there is therefore less privacy than when staying in Inverness.

    Meals provided

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    See Loch Ness and the Highlands of Scotland. Visit beaches. Opportunities for some hill walking, forest walks and countryside walks. Full range of facilities in Inverness for sport, bars, live music. Attend Highland Games and other local events

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    This is a cultural experience not a work placement

Host ref number: 448216423713

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