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
When we arrived in Turkey and flew south to Dalaman we flew perilously close to snow covered peaks as we descended into the heart of the Turquoise coast of Turkey. Annoyed at the cost of a taxi we caught the bus as the daylight softened into evening. We drove through towns with mosques so different…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
Getting Reacquainted with Our Old Friend: Uncertainty
We were well prepared for the leap into the unknown as we headed off from Australia on our boat hunt and as usual for us, we have hit the ground in Turkey running. We have inspected 5 boats so far, managed oodles of luggage from one place to another (with no wheels), gotten over jetlag,…Read More
So what do we pack?
So exactly how do you pack for 6 months in Europe on a boat you don’t own yet? This is the big question we have pondering for the last few weeks because it’s pretty important that a) we maximise our 30-kilo luggage allowance each and b) because we are well aware that some things…Read More
Sometimes in the waves of change we find our true direction