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. To be kept up to date with the […]



The final legs of our 2019 summer cruise certainly gave us some tales to tell. After doing the tourist thing in Barcelona we had a nerve shredding departure. September's Gota Fria storm had us boat bound in Sant Carles de la Rapita followed by a bumpy ride down the east coast of Spain to our winter home in Cartagena.

Spain – Where The Summer Went a Little Pete Tong: ...



Completing our summer travels along the Cote d'Azur, from Antibes to our departure for Spain from the Marseilles area. Two months enjoying varied anchorages, easy access to shore and beautiful coastal trails

A Summer in France



We finally broke ourselves away from the encircling arms of Villefranche-Sur-Mer and headed on west. The planned distance was short and once out of the rade we could make use of the light winds for a slow sail across Nice Bay. A couple of hours later we were off Cap […]

Antibes


Emerald returns to France, the very first country we visited in her, back in 2004. We spent over two weeks in the area of Villefranche, taking land visits to Nice and Monaco and enjoying the many delights of the town and area.

Emerald Returns to France


A purposely slow sail to San Remo where we spent one night on the transit quay and had a whistlestop visit around the town

Slow Boat to San Remo




We squeaked and rolled our way to Elba for our third visit to the island to enjoy some walks and a snorkel on the Elviscot wreck

A Squeaky Return to Elba


Or the “if only we had a Cruising Chute” passage. As we waited in Porto Istana, we began to make plans for continuing on to the south of France based on the resources we had available. What goes into a passage plan? Our starting point is the weather. We’re not […]

Just a Giglio



We tend to find single night passages to be more tiring that multi-day ones. During a single night our bodies have no time to adjust to the rhythm of the 3 hour watch system and we generally end up not sleeping very well. So after three overnight passages in a […]

Relaxing in Sardinia


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A tale of Three Passages tells the story of our travels from Monastir in Tunisia to the north east of Sardinia via three, overnight passages

A Tale of Three Passages


Our last week in Monastir - stocking up the boat, squeezing in a visit to a hammam and check out.

Our Last Week in Monastir