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.



Cappadocia – Three Days in the Land of the Beautiful Horse Turkey is such a vast country with some amazing inland sights and we were really keen to see the other-worldly landscape of Cappadocia. During our summer cruising, we don’t get to do much inland travel. Usually it’s because finding […]

Cappadocia – Three Days in Fairy Chimney Land


Orhaniye From Bozburun to Orhaniye it was a 20nm hop around the end of the Bozburun peninsular. A light winds start, we’d hoped the wind would pick up enough for us to sail down the Hisaronu Gulf. A few yachts out for a bimble from Marti Marina were managing to […]

Orhaniye – Spares, Repairs, a New Anchor with Waterfalls and ...


Off to Turkey It was a flat calm morning as we set off for Turkey and it stayed that way all the way across. We saw only one other ship leaving us wondering where everyone else was. As we approached Bozburun the silver domed roof of the mosque was unmistakable. […]

Merhaba from Turkey



Panormitis, Symi 8th May: After 6 days of easy life in Rhodes it was time to crack on. The two crows that had hidden a stash of bread in our mainsail cover were probably sad to see us go although looking at the way they were attacking the window covers […]

The Sounds of Symi


This is a long one sorry! I’ve finally got on to writing up the first part of our stay in Agios Nikolaos. This one covers autumn; at some point there will be one for winter and spring. A lot happened so settle back and hopefully enjoy 🙂 Rhythmion to Agios […]

Autumn in Crete – Settling in to Ag. Nik and ...


Rhodes Town We were very pleased to find out there were berths available in Rhodes Mandraki harbour with laid lines and all for the very reasonable price of €12 a night, including water and electric. We really hate Med mooring, on the handful of occasions we’ve done it, another boat […]

Rhodes – A Holiday From our Holiday



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Tristomo, Karpathos With decent winds forecast to blow us across the Karpathos Channel on Sunday, we needed to first make the jump up to Tristomo. The sea had barely a ripple in the light westerly winds and it was an uneventful motor up to the long, almost land locked inlet at the top of […]

The Wild Anchorages of Karpathos and Alimia


Elounda After a relaxing evening, our first night at anchor was rudely disturbed by the bilge pump at 5:30am. With memories of last summer’s leaking prop shaft still fresh in our mind, we broke the world record for fastest leap out of bed. First check – yep, there was water […]

Elounda to Kasos


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Emerald has left the marina, off on her adventures for summer 2017. We left a day earlier than planned – the southerly winds forecast for the next day could have made it a bit more exciting getting out of our berth; so we took the easy option of going early. […]

Tempests and Turtles – Emerald has Left the Marina