After days of being in the depth of the engine compartment, sorting out the engine cooling problems and tackling numerous other tasks on our endless to do list we were "ready" for our next sailing adventure. This time we were buddying up with friends we'd met at our boat yard to avoid the minor disasters of our first sail. We got the WhatsApp message from friends on True … [Read more...] about Sailing Diary #2- Narrow Rocky Passages & Swedish-style Mooring
For weeks we kept pushing the launch of Mariposa back: boat works, finding a new home and moving took priority. Finally, we only just got our little sailing boat into the water a week after we had planned to actually set off on our journey across the Baltic Sea . The days of frantic preparations and boat works had blurred into one. The kids, in the meantime, had a … [Read more...] about Sailing Diary #1- Our First Sail, a Collection of Minor Disasters
After years of dreaming, years of planning, years of chartering, years of borrowing and a summer of searching, viewing some 15 sailing boats, sea trialling 2. A budget that started with £5,000 and a long wishlist. The wishlist that got honed down and the budget that ballooned to £9,000 after a very frugal summer. ...we found her. She felt right from the first … [Read more...] about We bought a Sailing Boat!