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
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
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
Drumroll Please! Part 1…..
Buying a yacht is a pretty intense business. First there is the inspection. Then there is looking at a bunch of other yachts to help you decide that, yes, this is the boat that ticks many of your boxes. Because what is abundantly clear is that no boat is ever likely to have 100% of…Read More