All I Wanted Was a Hot Chocolate

All I Wanted Was a Hot Chocolate

We are currently just leaving the island of Amorgos still on our way over to Leros. Paul tells we have had 25 to 30 knots of wind for a whole month. We have had 2 or 3 days with partial slack but the waves have stayed quite big and have been giving us a rocky ride,...
My Idea of Hell

My Idea of Hell

Paul’s worst catastrophe fear is the snapping of the rigging and the damage it could do to you if it snapped or to the boat if it put the mast under tension causing it to break and fall. The risk to life is high, the risk of injury even higher and the financial...
Our First Meltemi Wind

Our First Meltemi Wind

After so much sailing in no winds whatsoever we were about to experience our first Meltemi. The forecast was for 6 days of 35 mile an hour winds. On the Beaufort scale that is a force 7 wind. We didn’t want to be sailing in this and we didn’t want to be exposed to...
3 Months in the Ionian

3 Months in the Ionian

When we picked up Sophie from Zakinthos, we had already realised that the island hadn’t got many places for a boat to shelter and the island was full of rowdy tourists. Of course it was August so was to be expected. We decided that the best option was to turn around...

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