Before we moved on board I was not the tidiest of people, and sailboat storage ideas was far from the number one thing on my pinterest boards! I would describe myself as somewhat chaotic. I have an idea, I pull out the things I need and I’m in such a rush that I just don’t have time to put it away again. Unfortunately living on a sailboat does not allow… Read More »Sailboat Storage Ideas For The Organised Sailor!
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
As a vegetarian since the age of 8 years old, I got in a bit of a flap before mine and Adam’s first date. I had offered to bring a picnic, but the words ‘I’m a vegetarian’ don’t usually sit that well with guys. And obviously I wanted to impress! In fact, that whole conversation tends to be a bit awkward no matter who you’re having it with, so I… Read More »Catching (and killing) a fish for the first time
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
The West side of the marina reports shallower depths, and was empty bar one catamaran when we arrived. With our shallow draft we decided to come alongside here and had depths of 2.9m (though after a little scout around we could see some rocks and debris that may effect boats with a bigger draft). The north westerly wind blows right through the gap in the harbour wall here so we… Read More »Kyparissia In The Peloponnese: A Cruisers Guide
Living on a sailboat-our ultimate dream and the dream of so many. But what is it really like to live on board a sailboat. I have tried really hard to give a realistic view of what life is like, the ups and downs of sailing and all that comes with it. But a few days ago Adam and I experienced a day that so perfectly sums up our experience of… Read More »Living On A Sailboat: A Typical Day Aboard
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 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?
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 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