After a week of bumming around on beaches, drinking vino, Claire from S/V Intention mentioned she had found this place inland called the Acheron River, and it was supposed to be worth a trip. There wasn’t too much info available online, so we headed to the nearest decent town quay, which happened to be Preveza,... Continue Reading →
Anchorages around Corfu, Part 1 : the Diapontia Islands
Orthoni, Ericoussa and Mathraki make up the Diapontia Islands. They are about 5NM off the North coast of Corfu are a wonderful place to anchor for a few days. Tranquility, nature and small taverns are the vibe here with laid back locals more than happy to pull up a chair and chew the fat over... Continue Reading →
Wonderful wife = wonderful life!
The last two years sailing have been a fantastic experience, we have seen so many cool places, met wonderful people and had a lot of fun. Doing it as a family means everything to me, having experiences that we will cherish as a family and hopefully setting up a strong bond with our children, while showing them... Continue Reading →
After leaving Venice we high tailed it back down to Greece, where Vega will be wintered. The weather in the northern Adriatic can become very stormy in September so we were keen to get south to avoid the worst of it. We covered 550nm in 2 weeks choosing to sail by day down the coast... Continue Reading →
Big, bad Bora.
The Bora is a northerly wind that blows from the mountain’s running parallel to Croatia’s coast. It spills out over the coastline and into the Adriatic from a northeasterly direction and with incredible force. We’ve been through a few Boras already, but this one was a doosy. Unlike the Meltemi in Greece, or the Tramontana... Continue Reading →
On these kind of trips you need a plan. If you don't then we find you can sometimes end up a little aimless. In croatia, we did get a little aimless for a while and Heather found it a bit troubling. Our original plan was to get up to Venice, but its a long... Continue Reading →
We decided to leave the Adriatic sea for a while and head 8NM up the KRKA river system to a little town called Skradin, and what a lovely change it was too. As you head up river from the port of Sibernik, an old fort town, the estuary slowly narrows into a tightly winding river... Continue Reading →
Mljet & Korcula
With our first Croatian guests heading on to the Netherlands for the next leg of their European jaunt, the sun came out, and the wind dropped for a few days and with new guests, Damain and Helen on board we put some miles under our belt and headed towards north west Mljet to catch up... Continue Reading →
Arriving in Croatia
We arrived in Cavtat, the most southerly port of entry into Croatia. Antigone was the first of us to arrive and given the designated customs quay was full, anchored off and preceded to head ashore in the dinghy to go through the check in formalities. We arrived shortly after and dropped the hook not to... Continue Reading →
Rafting the Tara River
The Crew of Antigone and Vega decided a day of shore leave was required and we decided to head off into the Montenegrin mountains on a rafting trip on the Tara River. The Tara river forms (in part) the border between Montenegro and Bosnia and aparently runs through the deepest gorge in Europe. It was... Continue Reading →