Life’s Little Challenges 58

Life’s Little Challenges 58

Our first little sailing has been beautiful but not without it’s challenges. In fact, to be honest, the challenges began a few days before we left Samos with our dinghy bursting.  We had had a couple of days with some intense heat and all of a sudden we found one side...
We are Free to Sail 57

We are Free to Sail 57

We are back on anchor and free to sail.  (In the image above is the bay we are now sitting in). Well that is the theory anyway!  In reality we need to do another shop and we need to pick up a parcel that hasn’t arrived yet So in the meantime we can test all of our...
The Sunday Lunch Club 56

The Sunday Lunch Club 56

Overwintering on a boat in Samos Marina, on the beautiful Greek island of Samos could be quite a lonely affair if it wasn’t for the live-aboard community, let’s refer to them as the ‘exuberant partakers of the odd libation’…. so one naturally forms, The Sunday...
It’s a Dogs Life 54

It’s a Dogs Life 54

I am Lilly …. here are my specs…. Name: Lilly, aka – Lillypops, Trouble, Bloody Dog, Wiggley Bum abbreviated to ‘Wigs’ Nickname: Lillypopple, Wigs, Trouble Make: Hungarian Vizsla…. make… I sound like some sort of car or something Status:...

Fitting the Water Maker 53

Precious fresh water, onboard Preamble…. The original water maker (machine for making fresh, drinkable water from sea water) (or to give it its proper title ‘Reverse Osmosis Watermaker’) that was onboard TopCat, when we bought her, had seen better days…....
Feeling Grateful 52

Feeling Grateful 52

I have just arrived back from a great trip back to the UK.  I had a fantastic time visiting my mum right up in the north of Scotland and my son and his family right down in Kent in the south east of England.   Arriving back in Samos I realised I needed my sunglasses...
Boat Mended….Panic Over 51

Boat Mended….Panic Over 51

Arriving in Leros, we made the preparations to get the boat lifted out of the water so our hole could be mended.  We tried to organise things so we wouldn’t be out of the water for too long but we knew they would need to dry the boat before fixing it.  They...

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