Diary

Parents on board

I think this car sticker was designed for new parents. Ones with a three month old, who are suffering from sleepless nights and newborn baby anxieties, not ones who are visiting their gone 30 year old daughter. But I had some serious worries that we would need to get one of these stickers for the boat after my parents had experienced a night on board Hot Chocolate. This wasn’t a… Read More »Parents on board

The Meltemi

A tale of courage and survival Based on a true story by Two Get Lost They had heard tales before of a violent wind that blew from the North. A wind that was unpredictable and wild. A wind that put fear into the hearts of all at sea. A wind so strong it could keep sailors from stocking up on wine or gin for days. A wind they would avoid… Read More »The Meltemi

Saving water on a sailboat

Saving water on a sailboat is not something I ever really thought about until I started to live on one. I am ashamed to admit that I have never been the worlds biggest eco-warrior. Sure, I dutifully did my recycling, I took my canvas bags to the supermarket and drove my small car only when I had to (ok, ok, the last one is simply because I couldn’t afford a… Read More »Saving water on a sailboat

How much does it really cost to live on board a sailboat?

How much does it cost to live on board a sailboat? The question we needed the answer to beyond any other question was how much does it REALLY cost to live on a sailboat. We scoured the internet for clues and got figures ranging from £500 a month to £2000-surely something had to wrong with one of those figures! We decided that if some people could manage on an extremely… Read More »How much does it really cost to live on board a sailboat?

anchoring for idiots

Anchoring For Idiots (By Two Idiots)

The ultimate guide to anchoring for idiots, written by two sailing idiots. We’ve got details of some of the most popular anchoring techniques and some funny anchoring mishaps.

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 the 1953 earthquake and has since been re-built in a rather modern and characterless fashion. It is, however, smart looking and… Read More »Sailing in Argostoli, Kephalonia: A cruisers guide