Winter 2015

Blogs relating to the winter of 2015

April arrived with improved weather; warmer days and less wind made progress on the job list easier. The canopy needed a good wash to get rid of the Sahara sand that occasionally blows across from Africa, then re-waterproofing and some sewing repairs made, mostly due to the thread starting to […]

April Antics

March arrived and it felt like time was suddenly racing on and we needed to crack on with some boat jobs. New covers for the cockpit seats, finishing the solar water heater (read about that here), lighting for the back deck and numerous other little jobs. Bar Stella Marina has been […]

March Merriment

Colin has always been a rugby fan having played from school age; when we met I soon began to enjoy watching it too, although it helped that it was the year England won the rugby World Cup! Whilst were watching the 6 Nations last year we realised that this year Ireland […]

February Frolics

My Soul is full of longing For the secret of the sea, And the heart of the great ocean Sends a thrilling pulse through me. -”The Secret of the Sea,” Longfellow. Well hasn’t it been a while since my last blog. I do apologise, but thankfully my wonderful wife Nichola […]

Green Emerald Series Part 1

Admiring the Temple of Concordia
After the balmy weather of Christmas the New Year made a chilly contrast as colder, stormier weather arrived. We were too busy sleeping off the fun of New Year’s Eve to make the swim in the sea, but 10 or so hardy souls braved the waves. Unfortunately after new year […]

January Jaunts

Happy Christmas
Sinterklaasavond Christmas festivities started early with the Dutch celebration of Sinterklaasavond on the 5th December. There is a good sized group of Dutch winterers in the marina and they organised a night of dressing up in orange, eating traditional Dutch food and joining in a conga type dance in the […]

December happenings

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