It’s always been a love affair between Greece and me. It has been since my arrival in Athens on my 21st birthday after a horror show debacle in Bangladesh. We had been offloaded from a budget airline flight in Dhaka and told we may get another in weeks, if lucky. At that point we were…Read More
Returning to the boat was an experience I was heavily anticipating. 2.5 years is a long time to be away from your home and after only a single season before Covid hit. By the time we were setting off it was almost as if we were coming back to a new boat and a new…Read More
Just Add Water
It’s almost impossible for me to believe I left Australia over a month ago. It’s been a wild ride before and since then. Rick and I parted ways in Hobart after I tested positive to covid despite my care before we left as I really didn’t want anything like this happening. So he headed off…Read More
Wild, Wild Country
I’m sitting here in Port Douglas feeling a very familiar feeling. Reluctance. Reluctance to tell the current story of our travels because I am well aware that so many friends and family are not in a position to even go out of their homes right now. I am a person who is very attached to…Read More
A potted history of our travels…or how to forget where the first month went.
Last year we rented a van in cairns and spent the month of August getting away from the winter in Tasmania and travelling around the Cairns region. I could tell you everywhere we went and what we did during that time without checking the photos I took! Fast forward to this year and picking up…Read More
Why on Earth are We Land Locked Instead of Ocean Bound?
Given I have decided to re-activate our blog I need to start with a big catchup of where we are and why. We are not in the Med. We are not on our beloved Intention in Greece. We never expected this but who could have predicted anything much about the last 18 months. Firstly, let…Read More
On Sharing the Stories
Well a lot of water has flowed under the hull of Intention since my last update. The horror and relief of the rat story gave way to a few months of the most glorious of sailing as the Med emptied out of seasonal cruisers and charter boats and the days grew shorter but stayed warm…Read More
Every Live-Aboard Sailor’s Worst Nightmare…….Or I Smell a Rat!
We feel like we are getting into the swing of the cruising life now. Getting the hang of what it takes. Getting advice from online sources and word of mouth. Talking with other cruisers about their experiences. There are a LOT of things that can go wrong on a boat but if you’re lucky…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