Dimosari waterfalls in Nidri, Greece

The Dimosari waterfalls in Nidri, Greece, are an unexpected surprise in such a touristy town. Just an hours walk outside of the chaos of bars, inflatable pool toys and party ferries you will find a little haven, perfect for a relaxing morning or afternoon and an ideal escape from...
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How to get the internet at sea when sailing

One of our main problems living this ‘off grid’ lifestyle has been how to get internet at sea while cruising on a sailboat. Obviously, the ideal would be if we didn’t need the internet. When we set off on this adventure we loved the idea of cutting ties, being...
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A year out of work

As I write this the summer holidays have just started at the school I used to work at.  In my old life I would have woken up exhausted, after weeks of entertaining tired, hot and hyper children. I would have been emotionally drained from saying goodbye to children and...
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Buying a sailboat to sail the world in

Before we started the process of buying a sailboat to sail the world in we had no idea what to do or how to go about finding out, so we’ve put our sailboat purchase experience into an easy summary for those of you thinking of doing the same. Budget...
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Sailing from Sicily to Greece

We found the perfect weather window and we were off. After a bilge pump boat hook exchange (our friends, Sailing Nomad, had a bilge pump related disaster hours before setting off on passage), we followed them out of Syracuse and into the deep blue. This was going to be...
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Leaving the marina for good

Marina di Ragusa to Portapalo We had an interesting few days before setting off on our first proper sail just Adam and I. Feel free to laugh at our mishaps in my last post. Or if you want a more uplifting story then read on! Everything was finally sorted...
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Things to do in Lixouri, Kephalonia

Opposite the Kephalonian capital of Argostoli but far less well known than many Kephalonia hotspots, Lixouri really shouldn’t be ignored. We didn’t expect much from this little sea front town, but the laid back feel coupled with stretches of pretty much private beaches made this a highlight of our...
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TEPAI cruising tax-how to pay online

Since the Greeks confirmed the new TEPAI cruising tax was in force there has been endless confusion about the process (us included)! We know many people who have managed to navigate the system with no problem at all, but also those who have found it all a bit of...
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The ups and downs of boat maintenance

When you say to someone you’re quitting work to sail the world they turn green with envy. I am pretty sure they imagine turquoise waters, beach BBQs and cocktails on the deck. Luckily, Adam and I had already had a big dose of the reality of owning a boat...
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Siurana in Spain: Visiting Catalonia’s most beautiful village.

Perched high on a mountain summit, with views from every corner, lies the incredibly picturesque village of Siurana in Spain.  Not only is this village located in arms reach of some of the best climbing and trekking grounds in Spain, it is also steeped in history and a mecca...
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