Summer 2019


Here is the summary of our 2019 sailing season with a rundown of our route, followed by a cost review. This season was shorter than previous seasons. We bookended it with a month long stay in Monastir whilst we enjoyed some land travel. At the other end, we made an […]

Sailing Summary 2019


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.

Our Adventures Sailing South East Spain




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

Sailing the South of 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.

Sailing to the South of France







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