Welcome to Emerald’s web page. Emerald is a 1979 Kelly Peterson cutter, our home as we wander slowly around the watery world. This blog provides a place for us to document our travels and the work we do to upgrade and keep her maintained. We hope you enjoy it.



Beautiful Elafonisos Island
Our first stop on the third finger of the Peloponnese was Plytra. Morrissey singing ‘Every day is like Sunday in a seaside town where everything is closed down’ kept popping into my head, except it didn’t feel gloomy in bright sunshine and temperatures of 30°C. Despite not much being open, […]

Peloponnese III – Running Away From the Weather


Anchored at Limeni
Peloponnese part II: The Mani peninsula It was a rushed departure from Koroni after a sleepless night of pitching and rolling as a north easterly wind started blowing into the harbour during the early hours, setting up an uncomfortable chop as waves coming in met waves reflected off the quayside […]

Peloponnese II – The Mani Peninsula


Up in the fortress
September: Unfortunately we didn’t get to see much of Zakynthos. With southerly winds due we had to leave the anchorage at Keri and motor sailed over to the mainland where we anchored off the beach at Katokolon. The Peloponnese is chock full of places to visit and the first stop on our historical […]

The Peloponnese Part I – Ancient History Abounds



Crazy Horse and Emerald all alone at Vathi
It was an uneventful journey from Montenegro to Corfu. We managed about 30nm of sailing, the rest of the journey the winds were far too light to push Emerald along. We spent one night at sea where green was the theme – the sun gave us it’s green flash and the almost […]

Flash, Bang: Welcome to the Ionian


Heading down the Bay of Kotor
10th August: The early bird only just caught the worm when we went to check out from Cavtat at 6:30 this morning. We were surprised to see just a small gap remaining on the end of the customs quay as a huge powerboat got in just before us to the […]

Montenegro


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As I’m writing this having finished the Croatia leg of our summer sailing, I can confidently say that the Krka waterfalls was my highlight. It was also great to be back in a river again. Emerald likes her rivers what with the many weeks we have spent up the Fal, 18 months […]

Skradin and the Krka Waterfalls



Some bell bonking going on
4th August: Our walk from the anchorage at Pasadur to Lastovo town turned out to be more of an adventure than expected. We set off along the road alongside the anchorage, soon turning off onto a forest track. Being a forest track we expected some shade from the trees, but the […]

The Spiders of Lastovo and the Walls of Ston


On top of Hum looking down to Komiza
31st July: It was a light winds day for our journey out to Vis so unfortunately it was all motor and no sail. We arrived early afternoon to find most of the mooring buoys free. The buoys are a bit pricey at 294kn for 13 to 14m but they gave […]

Vis


Split market
18th June: (A blog from back in time – trying to clear a backlog!) After filling up with diesel, it was mid morning before we were away from Vela Luka and a westerly wind had set in. It was a F4 as we motored away from the town and if […]

Sveti Klement, Split and Trogir