Growing up in a coastal fishing village in Greece, fishing was always something natural for me and my friends, some of whom came from fishing families and have actually become fishermen themselves. Our family sailing vacations evolved mostly around some sort of fishing or underwater exploring – and sailing which as a matter of fact … Continue reading Harvesting from the Sea – the Great debate
I (Leo) am one of those personalities that expects quite a bit of adrenaline in return for any physical activity. That unfortunately comes at a high price and always has. I envy Pernille and other people, who really enjoy doing workouts and yoga (took me 3 tries to spell joga correctly). She doesn’t need a … Continue reading Wing Foiling – the ideal toy for sailors?
Lots has happened, summer hit for most of us and nobody wants to sit in front of a screen and write or read about sailing, especially when you can sail for yourself. Nevertheless we want to write a little overview of what we have been up to since the Netherlands and Belgium. Following a quick … Continue reading Log 10 – Engine failure and navigating the tides in France
Departure: Amsterdam, June 19, 12 AM Arrival: Hague, June 19, 8 PM Nautical miles: 35 After a brief stop in the Hague for provisions we quickly sailed on to Zeebrugge in Belgium. We only had 24 hours in Belgium, but they were well spent on a visit to Brüges . This medieval town seemingly hasn’t changed for a thousand … Continue reading Log 9 Brüges – feminist crusade in a medieval town
Departure: Lemmer, June 16, 12 AM Arrival: Enkhuizen, June 16, 6 PM Nautical miles: 30 After exiting the canals near Lemmer, we entered the Ijsselmeer. To our knowledge also filled with fresh water, separated by the North Sea by the man made (human made to be more correct) deich – a long barricade preventing the Dutch from becoming the … Continue reading Log 8 Enkhuizen & Amsterdam
Departure: Helgoland, June 8, 6 AM Arrival: Delfzijl, June 8, 9 PM Nautical miles: 95 When thinking of the Netherlands, one might not think of sailing. Back in the day maybe, as the Dutch sailors had their own legacy, but today? Nowadays, for a lot of cruisers it’s just a long stretch of coast in the North Sea one … Continue reading Log 7 Staande Mast Route, Netherlands