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… Read More »Sailing from Sicily to Greece
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… Read More »Things to do in Lixouri, Kephalonia
A step by step guide to paying your TEPAI cruising tax 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… Read More »TEPAI cruising tax-how to pay online
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… Read More »The ups and downs of boat maintenance
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… Read More »Siurana in Spain: Visiting Catalonia’s most beautiful village.
As most of you know, Adam and I jumped in feet first when we bought our sailboat Hot Chocolate. Sailing was always a dream, and as is all too often the case, it had stayed a dream. Until, that is, we had a mid life… Read More »‘Crew’sing to Greece-our first experience as crew
Even in the rain, Ragusa Ibla, Sicily’s UNESCO world heritage site, is beautiful. We visited on a rainy afternoon, without high hopes. There was little information in our guide book, and from the few months we had been staying in Marina di Ragusa we had… Read More »Ragusa Ibla, Sicily’s UNESCO world heritage site
Watching sunset from the Turkish Steps (Scala dei Turchi) in Sicily has to be one of the most breathtaking things to do on this incredible island. The blindingly white rock formation falls into the crystal clear blue sea like a huge set of steps and… Read More »Watching sunset from the Turkish Steps, Sicily