Month: July 2019

Anchoring for idiots (by two idiots)

Life aboard has had some incredible ups recently, which I will of course rub in your faces sometime soon, but there is a dark side to sailing that you may not be familiar with. It’s name is anchoring. Anchors are famous sailing symbols. Their designs decorate bags and dresses,...
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Sailing in Argostoli, Kephalonia: A cruisers guide

Sailing to bustling Argostóli (Αργοστόλι), Kefalonia’s main harbour and a port of entry to Greece, was a little intimidating to us newbie sailors. So we decided to share what we had learnt in the hopes of making someone elses journey a little easier! Sadly much of Argostoli was destroyed by...
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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. One...
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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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