In the calm of the early morning, after the gibbous ( full ) moon had set the goats came bleating along the shore. Among them was a singular golden goat. The boundary between legend and present life is blurred more in Greece than in other places. Perhaps he was a disguised descendent of the dragon […]
Sunrise as Shearwater leaves
Shearwater sailed into the strong winds up the straits along east Alonnisos. The green hills sat on folded rocks of ochre and cream with caves where the swell crashed in sparkling cascades of sea. We tacked in zig zags which doubled the time of the journey so that it took all day. In South bay […]
Back in the water after 6 days working at easter. SHEARWATER getting ready – 2015- Some say that the hardest part of a voyage or a race, is to get to the starting line. Shearwater has had a very large amount of work done by us. This is partly to prepare especially for the Mediterranean […]
To the Pirate’s Nest in Summer of 2014. On a bright day with a NW wind we sailed for St Malo. Rolling waves from behind caused some sea sickness, but all was well in navigating the webs of rocks outside, with a cross tide too. Except that the engine failed […]
Approaching Start Point, we think of Salcombe, lobsters, sunsets and good company.
Sark has an anchorage so lovely that we stayed a long time, climbing 300 ft onto the granite rock each morning.