This year we've decided to take time out and explore the south and west coasts of southern England (and Wales with any luck)and back again. Leaving Burnham on Crouch beginnin...
May 01, 2009: We’d completed over 1300 nm. The wind was on the nose around 75% of the time we were on the way.We were weather bound at least 60% of the time.Highlights / memorable moments in no particular order:Isles of Scilly – each island, arriving in pitch black night, leaving in fog, and being swamped in the dinghy (St Agnes).The dolphins on the way to Milford Haven.Skomer Island.Making... » read more88 posts (5188 words) 348 photos 3 comments
This year we've decided to venture abroad and cruise the Dutch canals.
July 18, 2011: The weather forecasts aren’t looking too good – strong winds and fronts approaching. Decided to leave early morning – went through the lock at 5am and headed for the Crouch.Took over 22 hours but at least we got closer to home.Anchored in the Roach for the night. » read more21 posts (2339 words) 161 photos 0 comments
Left UK on 16 May for the Baltic. Arrived Kiel, 19 May. Changed crews to take on 'Hardy Annuals' 23 May for a week prior to Carol joining for a few days. Left boat in Kiel, 3 ...
July 17, 2009: It didn’t look like an auspicious start, as we sat in the marina at Levington on the 15th May, checking weather forecasts and listening to the wind whistling in the rigging. However, we got up at 4 am to take advantage of the tide, to find a moderate Southwesterly wind and a clear sky – so off we went. This was the start of a scorching run/ broad reach up to level with Lowestoft, wh... » read more1 posts (188 words) 5 photos 0 comments
A blog of of our trips aboard Kinsale in the French and Italian Rivieras. Kinsale is our fully fitted Bavaria 41 that we have coded for skippered charter holidays along the Medi...
August 07, 2011: A day we had been looking forward to finally arrived with a forecast of wind rain and cold seas (again!!). It was the 27th July and you may remember that Michel and Suzanne were returning with 2 friends (Paulo and Valentine) for a days sailing. As 3 of them were hardened sailors we decided to try a sail to Porquorolles anchorage for a change and after a chat and cup of tea set off with the firs... » read more18 posts (9465 words) 179 photos 0 comments
Rather like Odysseus sailing from Troy to Ithaca, a totally random set of events involving pain, fear, delays and eventual triumph.
August 20, 2009: Apolgies to our readers for the lengthy break in our saga. Your e mails of concern for our welfare touched us deeply. Worry not, gentle reader, we are alive, dry and amazingly still afloat. Just to re-cap. A couple, of advanced years, with absolutely no sailing experience apart from two or three episodes of Hornblower and a quick look round the Cutty Sark go for a trip round the bay on an old O... » read more3 posts (3253 words) 0 photos 0 comments
Started with a 31ft sailing boat from dover ,with destination greece. at present in mallorca.Propably we are two of the few (maybe the only ?) greeks who live on a cruising boa...
September 28, 2009: first passage and all ok ,norman assisted » read more1 posts (8 words) 1 photos 0 comments
Een trip Oostende - Dover - Brighton- Fecam - Ouisterham - Honfleur - Le Havre op de Mambo van Channel Sailing Oostende
May 01, 2009: We vertrokken vanmorgen vroeg uit Brihton voor een oversteek naar Normandie, ,doordat de wind wegviel verlegden we de koers naaar Fecam » read more3 posts (43 words) 5 photos 0 comments
A four day potter around on the rivers of Norfolk (UK).
September 06, 2010: 26th March 2010We have to hand the boat back today at 09:00 but we leave fairly early and explore a bit more of the upper Yare before returning to Alphacraft » read more18 posts (3003 words) 31 photos 1 comments
The Tomidi , een 57.5 Whitbread Round The Worldracer, de ex Rucanor van schipper Staf Versluys, die er in 1985/1986 de wereld mee rond zeilde, nu eigendom van schipper Dirk Guns...
May 01, 2009: Op 6 july maakte ik samen met Luc onze eerste trip met de Tomidi van Oostende naar Calais en weer teug » read more1 posts (22 words) 13 photos 0 comments
May 01, 2009: Testing som text pictures?? » read more1 posts (4 words) 0 photos 0 comments