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SPORADES 2018 – june week 1

Its so nice to re-discover how easy the spring cleaning was in this hot climate. I had forgotten how many things we had fixed…. Culminating in a stern hose spray tap for after swimming rinse. This being a one of many treats after our first swims this week. The yard is run by Sia, who […]


We had anchored outside Antibes, ready for an early start to Calvi, slipping away at 5am. The day of motoring to Corsica was on a sea like a flat mirror. Strangely, there was nearly half a knot of current with us for most of the time. A lot of motor cruisers set their auto pilots […]

THE BRIDGE OF RION TO SMALLER TOWNS – Trizonia Island, Galaxhidi  …May 2017

With a light following wind we motor sailed using the genoa in calm sea under this huge suspension structure. Its five-span four-pylon cable-stayed portion of length 2,252 m (7,388 ft) is the world’s second longest cable-stayed deck. Shipping traffic is controlled for smaller boats, so that they  use the side spans. During our approach the radio controller […]