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
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
About a month ago we finally made the dream of living aboard a sailboat become a reality. The journey from making the decision to leap, to actually leaping, seemed painstakingly long at times but as is always the case, I look back now with rose… Read More »Our first few months living aboard a sailboat
I’m sure you’re all bored of hearing me rabbit on so I thought I’d let Hot Chocolate, our Kadey Krogen 38, take centre stage with some pics of her in her current state! There’s a lot we want to do to make her more homely,… Read More »Hot Chocolate, our Kadey Krogen 38
There is nothing that will pick up cold, damp spirits more than a rich, indulgent cup of hot chocolate while sailing, so I’m posting my fail proof hot chocolate recipe for sailing. On SV Hot Chocolate we know better than most how that warm, rich… Read More »The best ever hot chocolate recipe for sailing!
When I imagined the dream it was full of adventure and sunsets and crystal clear waters. There were scary storms and tense repairs, there were mountain hikes and fishing successes. There were secluded beaches and palm trees and hammocks. There was not ice on the… Read More »The Next Chapter