I’m getting Saoirse ready for a haul-out in a couple of days. For some much needed TLC at the local … Continue reading 63. Where Next?
As a solo sailor, I often get asked if I sleep during long passages. The answer is yes. I need … Continue reading 62. Falling Asleep at the Wheel
The people of Grenada celebrate Spicemas in August every year. A ten day celebration of the abolition of slavery. Locals … Continue reading 61. Spicemas
I have reached Grenada. At the far south of the Windward Island chain. Located 12 degrees north, Grenada is technically … Continue reading 60. Hibernating in Grenada
Having spent six months or so in the Caribbean and several years in theMediterranean, I thought I should venture a … Continue reading 59. The Med or The Caribbean?
I’m aware of that I haven’t posted anything for a month now. One reason is that I managed to get … Continue reading 57. Island Time
As of next month, I am officially retired. I haven’t really contributed towards the financial growth of our society for … Continue reading 56. Handing Over the Baton
Living on a boat in the tropics comes with all sorts of risk to your personal health. A few of … Continue reading 55. Do What I Say, Don’t Do What I Do!
The month of May has started here in Sint Maarten. Actually it is May everywhere in the world. Officially that … Continue reading 54. Hurricane Season is Approaching
I am back in Sint Maarten. After a stay in Florida that was longer than expected. We didn’t just go … Continue reading 53. The Ones We Leave Behind
It is my birthday today. I know, it is the 1st of April. Trust me, as the years have stacked … Continue reading 52. On Vacation
A month and a half. That is how long I’ve spent in the small island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. … Continue reading 51. Sailing Plans
I don’t think a year of cruising has changed me as a person. But it has definitely made me less … Continue reading 50. About Stress and Energy Vampires
The other day, it was my first anniversary as a full time live aboard. The first of many, I hope. … Continue reading 49. First Anniversary
We just spent a week in Barbuda. Quite possibly our favourite Caribbean island so far. Together with Antigua, it forms … Continue reading 48. Robert and Irma
A common misconception is that cruisers spend most of the time on the move. That you set sail and go … Continue reading 47. Life on Anchor
We are firmly strapped to a mooring in Les Saintes. A small group of islands just south of Guadeloupe. A … Continue reading 46. Lockdown in Paradise
Hi there, I am Saoirse. A 40 foot boat that just took four idiots across the Atlantic. From Lanzarote to … Continue reading 45. Saoirse’s Atlantic Crossing
We sailed 3,315 nautical miles to get to…..France? How did that happen? We started in a south-westerly direction, then we … Continue reading 44. My Atlantic Crossing
With a few hours to go before we set off across the Atlantic, I thought that I should post a … Continue reading 43. Offshore Communication
Two months. It is exactly two months since Daniel and I tied Saoirse to Pontoon B at Marina in Lanzarote … Continue reading 42. Two Months in Lanzarote
I have spent seven weeks in Marina Rubicon on Lanzarote. One of the best marinas that I have ever been … Continue reading 41. Groundhog Day
Meet Jim Schofield. Woodworker, solo sailor, ultramarathon runner, adventurer and 58 year old TikTok celebrity! Jim is one of many … Continue reading 40. A True Adventurer
The Canary Islands is a pretty cool place for a sailor in October/November. That is when everyone planning to cross … Continue reading 34. Preparing for an Atlantic Crossing
The western Mediterranean has been subject to some bad weather during the past few days with lightning storms, lots of … Continue reading 29. Sail Damage
I am now in Dénia on Costa Blanca in Spain. On my way to Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean again. … Continue reading 28. Where’s Wally
I am now in Santa Ponsa now. Close to Palma de Mallorca. In Spain. Making my way towards the Strait … Continue reading 27. Another Change of Plans
I thought that I should add another post quickly following my previous one on wind conditions. Just to prevent anyone … Continue reading 25. Isole Egadi!
As sailors, we need wind to transport ourselves long distances. To do that comfortably though, we need it in the … Continue reading 24. About Wind
Sandy and Helga, my South African neighbours and friends on the catamaran Carla, have looked after an old wooden sailing … Continue reading 20. In with the Locals
Things have changed here now. The infection rate has soared and most of the country has gone from ‘yellow’ to … Continue reading 19. A Day at the Races
I have spent a month in Gaeta now. A lovely little sea-side town between Roma and Napoli. The local region, … Continue reading 18. A Month in Gaeta
So that’s it. I have actually moved aboard. And abroad. Home is in Italy for now but eventually anywhere I … Continue reading 17. I’m a Live-Aboard!
I finally managed to travel to Saoirse. It only took a 3,500 km drive to actually get there. In each … Continue reading 14. European Road Trip
Sweden’s arguably most important annual celebration is just over. This is when Swedes return to their pagan traditions and party … Continue reading 13. Finally, Some Sailing
It is Easter time and everything has progressed according to plan. The house is sold, my oldest son Morgan has … Continue reading 12. Corona!
After almost five weeks it was time to go to Cantiere Navale del Porto di Tropea to get the boat … Continue reading 11. Boat Work in Tropea
I left my new-found friends the following morning with an aim to reach Lipari in the Aeolians before it was … Continue reading 10. Farting Volcanoes
On the way out of the marina the next morning I filled the diesel tank again. I had motored 36 … Continue reading 9. Guttorm Guttormsen
Now the real adventure was about to start. I was going to try my first overnight sail on my own. … Continue reading 8. Night Sailing Solo
The next day we moved south towards Zakynthos. The youngsters were flying out of there in two days and they … Continue reading 7. Party Time
Having anchored in Ay Eufimia we went ashore to book a rental car for the next day. We wanted to … Continue reading 6. Exploring Cephalonia
The following day we went to Vahti on the neighbouring island Ithaca. Home of Homer from the Iliad. This was … Continue reading 5. Homer’s Home
We went south to Parga on mainland Greece where we had stayed a night three years earlier. Once again, we … Continue reading 4. Lightning Storm and Birthday Party
We left Cavtat at noon and arrived at Erikoussa, a small island north of Corfu just before sunset the following … Continue reading 3. Diving, Dekpa and Tepai
Before leaving Korcula and Lumbarda Marina I had a nice local guy called Zoran prepare the boat for the summer. … Continue reading 2. We’re Off!
I thought I should try to explain a little around the way I am planning my circumnavigation. At least the … Continue reading 66. Circumnavigating – The ‘Easy’ Way
I am back in Grenada after a six-week European tour. Visiting friends and family in Göteborg, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and … Continue reading 64. Proper Farewells and Tropical Warfare
No, I have not gotten gills. But I have been certified as a PADI Open Water Diver. Licensed to breathe … Continue reading 58. I Can Breathe Under Water!