Who’s Routine is it anyway?

Jennifer The journey Leave a Comment

Before we left the boys asked me what each day was going to be like while we were away. They wanted to be able to imagine how life would be different on the boat (I also think they were hoping for less school work). I found this question quite hard to answer. We had been on a sailing holidays before …

I feel seasick!

Jennifer The journey 1 Comment

I feel seasick! This didn’t come as too much of a surprise as I knew I was prone to it. It isn’t always bad but it’s always there. I had hoped that after 2 months of sailing that I would have completely adjusted. I haven’t. I really should have prepared more! I did some minor preparation before leaving: Travel sickness …

Cooking in the smallest kitchen ever!

Jennifer The journey 3 Comments

Unfortunately housework continues even when you are sailing. Most tasks only vary a little. Cleaning is the same wherever you are, but cooking on a boat is completely different. Cooking on a boat is pretty complicated Getting everything switched on Before you even start you need to turn on the gas for the cooker. There are 2 taps to turn …

Day 33 to 36 – Athens and batteries

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We had spent the first couple of weeks of our trip in and out of marinas, so it wasn’t until after our first overnight trip (from Bar to Corfu) that we started to suspect that there was a problem with our house bank of batteries. We have 7 batteries on the boat: 1 x engine starter battery 1 x generator …

Day 23 – Bar to Corfu

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We’ve been day sailing so far, making between 30 and 60 miles a day, but sooner or later we were going to have to do some longer legs. I’ve sailed at night before, but this would be a first for Jennifer and the boys. We had heard conflicting reports about Albania, and were still a little behind our schedule thanks …

The Quest for Hummus

Jennifer The journey 3 Comments

Sailing with two boys has many challenges. Keeping them entertained while sailing or motoring can be difficult, especially when Neil has to work and I have to be in charge of steering. At home we relied on tablets, TV, computers when we needed to get things done but with lack of power and Wi-Fi this is not as easy. Getting …

Day 13 – Otok Ist to Uvala Kosirina

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We had finally made it out of marinas the day before, having left Marina Veruda after sorting the arch, and had a short day motoring (no wind) down to Otok Ist, where we picked up a mooring ball and had an entirely quiet night. The next day we set off for Uvala Kosirina, a lovely looking bay on our way …

The Arch

Neil The journey Leave a Comment

When we bought Hullabaloo she had a pretty decent cruising inventory: AGM batteries, generator, watermaker, gennaker, bimini, cockpit tent, even a chain counter so you can tell how much anchor chain you have out without having to guess or count chain markers. The main thing missing was solar. We were going to be away for a year and we like …