Sailing is one of those pastimes that grabs you by the horns and takes you for a wild ride.
I spend my time on the boat alternately in awe, in trepidation and quite often anxious, depending on the weather and sea state. I guess that is my inexperience showing.
Quite a number of sailors admit that they love leaving and arriving, while the bit in the middle can be unpredictable. A French acquaintance from our last trip in Crete said she could helm at night any time and enjoy every minute, while others have spoken about the fear of night sailing, with the dark inky sea and quirky wind taking you forward.
Our two trips in 2019 have taken us around 700 nautical miles, zigzagging the Argolic Gulf, the Cyclades and the Dodecanese, over a period of two lots of six weeks. The six week timeframe is ideal to be able to enjoy the experience without rushing from place to place.
The majority of our time this year, we have spent the night at anchor in beautiful deserted bays. Crete was definitely more challenging and we were delighted to find Spinalonga Lagoon (read the book by Victoria Hislop!) and Soudha Bay to wait out the strong winds, and choppy harbours on the north coast.
Enjoy browsing the site. Our plans for 2020 have not yet been set; we prefer to wait for the weather windows and then decide. It could be Turkey, or maybe the Sporades Islands and back around to the Ionian. Only the weather guy knows!
Wherever we go, I treasure the moments with Scott, with nature, with the Greek people, yet lament the lack of fish and seabirds and other wildlife in the Eastern Med.
We hope to see some of you onboard our floating home.