Blog Posts


On this page, you can find a list of all the blogs we've written. Scroll through the pages to see the older ones. To view them in their various categories, use the main menu bar above where you can find them grouped by the places we've visited and by year. On the Blog Posts menu you can select blogs by the following groups:

  • Life Aboard – our experiences of living on a boat,
  • Boat & Technical Projects – the upgrades and repairs we've made to Emerald,
  • Land Travel – experiences away from the boat,
  • Green Emerald Series – Colin's posts about making Emerald into an off-grid boat.

Latest Blog Post

A vie of Porto Santo harbour from above

A Sailboat With a Broken Engine

We had arrived after a boisterous sail from mainland Portugal to the island of Porto Santo. However, on approach to the island, the engine had failed to start. We’d managed to sail into the anchorage outside the harbour, where further tests indicated we definitely had a broken engine. What follows […]

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Take a browse through the many posts we've written over the last few years as we travel and live on the watery world.