"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




It would appear that the Email notifications have been intermittent and you may have missed some missives – I bet you are mortified and desperate to check to see what you have missed…… The prospect of the morning manoeuvres didn’t… Continue Reading →


We have nothing but pleasant memories of Milna, it was a quaint seemingly unspoilt place with a friendly reception from all the locals we met. Having a 50 mile passage to undertake to Korcula, we favoured an early start. Bob… Continue Reading →


A leisurely departure from Trogir and an un-taxing day of only 18 miles meant that I could justify a lunch stop at ANCHOR ! Offering Bob the advantage of a swim in the incredibly clear waters, my argument carried the… Continue Reading →


The Night Clubs within bass range of Hejira went on until 4am. I have to say that I felt for Bob in the bow and I have to admit that in the master cabin at the stern, I was not… Continue Reading →


Yes, it’s true, from yesterday I qualify for my state pension and an old person bus pass. The pension had only been pushed back by 6 months but I know close contemporaries who received their bus pass at 60. I… Continue Reading →


Simuni turned out to be our favourite destination to date when taking all aspects into account and unlike some of the other marinas, the water was crystal clear – the locals were even swimming in the harbour. We had intended… Continue Reading →


When I refer to ‘Bora’ it is not a reference to the quality of Bob’s conversation but it is a strong wind off the mountains. We had a promising start to our passage from Punat on Otok (Island in Croatian)… Continue Reading →

Gay Boys

Despite a forecast of little wind, we were heartened as we left Cres as there was a reasonable blow from a favourable direction. So it was up with all sail and engine off – for five minutes before it died… Continue Reading →

Teutons at home

It seems that in our unhurried holiday sailing mode, daily passages of no more than 40 miles are acceptable so long as they end up plugged into a marina for shore power to run the AC. Bob, given his affluence… Continue Reading →

Croat charm

Rovinj looked very peaceful and unspoilt as we approached and took a space inside the harbour breakwater. We understood that we had to complete certain formalities upon our arrival in Croatia but apart from the need to purchase a Cruising… Continue Reading →

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