December 2013

Land ahoy

By | December 23rd, 2013|Video, Winter 2013|

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 [...]

OceanFree mid atlantic video

By | December 17th, 2013|Video, Winter 2013|

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

Somewhere mid Atlantic

By | December 16th, 2013|Video, Winter 2013|

Taken somewhere on a rough bit of water between The Canaries and The Caribbean. Rock and rolly.....   Sorry about the sound - filmed on my mobile phone!

October 2013

Lavezzi Island lunch stop

By | October 7th, 2013|Cruises, Video, Winter 2013|

Monday 7th October We stopped today for lunch on the Lavezzi Islands. Well Lavezzi rocks really.

Sailing past Stromboli

By | October 3rd, 2013|Cruises, Video, Winter 2013|

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!

August 2012

Dolphins off Corinth

By | August 15th, 2012|Cruises, Summer 2012, Video|

Dolphins all around us today just after we leave the Corinth Canal

November 2010

Ocean Free stars in Nicole Kidman film “Dead Calm”

By | November 19th, 2010|Summer 2010, Video|

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 [...]

August 2009

Sailing in the Dodecanese Islands of Greece

By | August 19th, 2009|Cruises, Summer 2009, Video|

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...

Greek islands sailing

By | August 8th, 2009|Cruises, Summer 2009, Video|

Here we are sailing in the Greek Islands

August 2008

Sailing with dolphins

By | August 19th, 2008|Cruises, Summer 2008, Video|

An evening with dolphins en-route from Sicily to Corfu