"For Boats, even the uglier ones, are among the loveliest creations of man’s hands, and though owning them brings a train of debts, hangnails, bruises, bad frights, and all kinds of worries not experienced by those who content themselves with more practical vices, the relation between man and his boat is as personal and intimate as the relation between husband and wife" - DESMOND HOLDRIDGE

Month August 2015

Normal surgery resumed

With the deadline of flights from Arrecife on Lanzarote and the added attraction of an arrival for the England World Cup warm up game against Ireland, we are pressing on and with the feeble wind, we are resorting to the… Continue Reading →

What a relief

Yesterday was not one of the best. Unfortunately, the sea state did not abate during the day which failed to bring the hoped for relief to those with the ‘mal de mar’. The swells passing under the stern made the… Continue Reading →

Tom & Dick

Our adventures resume with Barry. Bob and I returning to Vilamoura on Wednesday to prepare and victual before our departure on the 520 mile passage to Madeira once Stephen arrived on Friday. The forecast was for good reaching on Friday… Continue Reading →

Vilamoura sojourn

There is quite a lot to tell so this is an ‘intermediate’ blog whilst enjoying a summer of visits to the Algarve coast. Lagos proved to be something of a gem with excellent facilities, charming (if a little touristy) old… Continue Reading →

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