So, what is it really like living on a boat? It’s not chartering for a week which is a little like glamorous camping. Not like living in a house or an RV. It really is different to all of them but also shares traits in common. As we slow down we find we are motivated…Read More
No Man/Woman is an Island….
I’m sitting in a picture-perfect Greek anchorage. There’s a small beach with a taverna on the hillside and behind us a tiny island, all cliffs and scrub with the tiniest white-washed church with a congregation made up entirely of goats. All lined up along the shaded side with their bells clanging away when they move.…Read More
Crossing the Rubicon….or No Way Out of this Fine Mess
It’s been a few weeks since I have written anything and a LOT has happened. We have fondly farewelled Turkey, entered Greece and started our own Odyssey through the Greek Islands. 3 months of jewel like islands in azure seas stretch ahead of us as we need to reset our Turkish visa which means we…Read More
A Meditation on Boat life
The Fethiye Gulf has been inhabited for eons. Civilisations have risen and fallen, cities built and abandoned. Legends told and ruins explored give a tantalising glimpse into just how long humans have inhabited these lands and how they have done so. The Fethiye Gulf is a part of what is known as the Lycian coast…Read More
Can We Please Go Sailing Now?
Well yes….and no. This is what sailing seems to be about: pleasure punctuated by moments of sheer terror and stuff breaking. Yes, I am kind of joking. As mentioned last blog we headed out to the beautiful bay of Eçinkic after a fantastic sail where we put up the sails and decided that indeed she…Read More
What’s in a Name?
Well, a lot really. It’s about personality…yours and the boat’s. It says something about what you align with…although I am not sure what that means for the guy at the end of our marina finger with the boat called BIG DADDY in big letters! I never said ego wasn’t involved. So back to us now. …Read More
BOAT: Bring On Another Thousand ($£€)
Definition of Boat Ownership: akin to standing naked in the rain ripping up $$$ bills. We always knew it, but at the beginning of the season when there is such an intensity of work to be done we have been to the ATM to withdraw €750 (the maximum daily allowance) every day. Into the wallet it…Read More
Every night now we fall into bed exhausted. I think it’s as much the emotional ride as the physical work. Monday saw all the work that needed doing whilst she was out of the water finally finished. Propeller serviced, steering stiffness investigated, new anodes, and through hull fittings, old name taken off, topsides polished and…Read More
So what now?
So; what happens next? Boat: Tick. Paid for: Tick. Pangs of Angst: Tick. Rick has been waking up at 2am every night with thoughts running around in his head. When I ask him in the morning what kept him awake he just says “the hamster only needs a very small wheel you know” Currently our…Read More
Drumroll Please….Part 2! The Big Reveal
There are lists in this survey we have just received. Lists that make our heads spin. Lists of what we must do immediately, things we can do at leisure and things to do at some undisclosed point in the future. We are interested in the immediate one as that is where any problems will show…Read More