Change of plan - we are coming in from the north and its getting closde to Xmas, so we are going to skip Barbados and make landfall at St Lucia. Its more yacht friendly. The first land we actually see is Martinique - but its only a couple of [...]
We worked out that you roll about 200,000 times on an Atlantic crossing, left then right then left then...... So I don't know whether it was 9 or 10 days in when the madness started. Sorry about the audio - this was filmed on a mobile phone
Monday 7th October We stopped today for lunch on the Lavezzi Islands. Well Lavezzi rocks really.
We left Italy this morning after a quick night in a commercial port in the Straights of Messina. Strange night - we had two Italian coastguards turn up in their car alongside our berth in the port at about 9.00pm They did not get out of the car - but had me come up to the car window and asked all kinds of questions. They then said they would be back at 1.00am to check our paperwork! I persuaded them to take the details with them and they went through all our papers and transcribed everything onto a scrap of paper. They struggled with the concept that we had sailed there from Corfu!
Before our ownership, Ocean Free was used in the film "Dead Calm" staring a young Nicole Kidman aged 19 together with Sam Neill and Billy Zane. In the story, John Ingram (Neill) and his wife Rae (Kidman) head out for a vacation alone on their yacht. In the middle of [...]
After a windy few weeks in the Central Aegean we reach the relative quiet of the Dodecanese Islands. Here we are sailing out from Patmos and heading over to Turkey...