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colin on August 18th, 2016

We arrived in Sivota after a pleasant sail across from Ithaca. The first person we met there was Stavros, who has a restaurant and his own pier (just make sure you eat at his restaurant). The place was pretty crowded so we thought that dinner at Stavros’ place wasn’t such a bad deal under the […]

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Sandra Johnson on December 15th, 2014

It was a great relief to cross the border into Greece. We had managed to negotiate Albania without needing insurance and Col’s gall stones had remained dormant! We headed for the port of Igoumenitsa In order to catch the ferry for Corfu. We had previously tried to get a ferry to Corfu from Sarande in […]

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Sandra Johnson on November 26th, 2014

It has been a busy ten days. We met Daryl in Taunton to pick up our mail and say goodbye for a while. Next we drove to London to meet Crystal and Aniko. Andy and Konstantin had gone to Greece to sort out Andy’s passport. We had a lovely evening catching up over dinner. The […]

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Sandra Johnson on October 26th, 2014

We slipped back into the marina at Devizes on Friday. Getting back into our berth was a lot easier after 180 engine hours than when we left as novices. It felt quite sad, that last morning, gliding along the water, watching the leaves fall into the water, causing circular ripples on the glassy surface. I […]

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Sandra Johnson on October 20th, 2014

It has been a busy week. Last Monday, Col’s son Andy and his wife Crystal came to stay with us. This is Crystal’s first visit to England. Naturally, it started to rain the day she arrived. She said it was just how she imagined England to be. In spite of the very mild weather, she […]

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Sandra Johnson on October 6th, 2014

Today, I get to test Col’s new email to blog function! We are moored at the village of Woolhampton in Berkshire. We awoke to a typical wet English day. However, we have been so lucky with the glorious Indian summer this year that we can’t complain when we get a wet day. Col decided that […]

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colin on May 5th, 2013

Today we went to visit our neighbours’ place, across the road. Yes, seriously, we are staying across the road from one of Britain’s finest stately homes, Tyntesfield. Tyntesfield was formerly owned by the Gibbs family who made their fortune in the guano trade in Peru. The property was bought by patriarch William Gibbs in 1843, […]

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colin on March 19th, 2013

Well if yours truly is going to blog about his Euro adventures, it seems logical that he needs to have enough power to run the laptop.

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