We were in France when we heard about the virus. Living in a tiny apartment in the mountains, dodging all the Brexit news we could, hiding from the world. We skied, we took the bus to the shops, we watched Netflix, we had dinner with the one English couple we had met. We were isolated from others and isolated from the world. We found out in drips and drabs about… Read More »Life On Board During Lockdown In Greece
Mooring up in Koroni in the Peloponnese was a delightful surprise. The still, protected waters of the harbour reflected the hazy orange sunset and the seaside restaurants played soothing music to accompany the quiet chatter from the diners. We fell instantly in love with Koroni in the Peloponnese, and it quickly made our list of Greek towns to return to on our travels. If you’re looking for a mixture of… Read More »Koroni In The Peloponnese: Greece Highlights
Kastos in Greece has quickly become one of our favourite sailing destinations. A small but perfect Greek island, with local charm, beautiful beaches and the bluest of seas.
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
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
How much does it cost to live on board a sailboat? Before we quit our jobs to move aboard 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… Read More »How Much Does It Really Cost To Live On Board A Sailboat?
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
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 the heat of the day. We visited the waterfalls at the beginning of July, expecting a dry wall of rock. We… Read More »Dimosari Waterfalls In Nidri, 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 a highlight of our trip. Getting to Lixouri Lixouri seems a pain to reach by car, being tucked all the way round on the finger… Read More »Things to do in Lixouri, Kephalonia