27 December 2017 – Go West

27 December 2017 – Go West

Chania (GRC) – Palma de Mallorca (ESP) We won’t forget our last night in Chania easily. A depression brings strong westerly winds with heavy thunderstorms and wind gusts. They push Luci against the town quay, putting maximum pressure on our fenders. When the wind veers and becomes northerly, the swell enters the harbour. The pressure […]

21 November 2017 – Glorious Greece

21 November 2017 – Glorious Greece

Dubrovnik (HRV) – Chania (GRC) From Dubrovnik we set course for Greece and gently follow our genaker downwind. Stowaway great tits join us, and they prove to be great company as they explore our boat. Yet comfort levels on board plummet when we approach the Otranto Straight. It forms a bottleneck between the Adriatic and […]

1 September 2017 – Upwind into the Adriatic Sea

1 September 2017 – Upwind into the Adriatic Sea

Crotone (ITA) – Durrës (ALB) “Could you turn it up a notch?” Ivar sighs. We are in Crotone, huddled in front of our new fan, which provides a bit of relief from the relentless Italian heat. “May as well plan our passage to the Adriatic Sea while we wait for wind!” Ivar grabs our pilot […]