Author Archives: Jo F

New year, more jobs

The yard in Bari, Italy has been very busy since we left Nimmie in October 2017. We had given them a pretty comprehensive list of winter “jobs”, including re-applying Coppercoat to the hull as it’s now been 8 years since … Continue reading

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Time to say goodbye – for a while at least

The crossing from Montenegro to Bari, Italy was completely uneventful. 21 hours of very little wind and calm seas meant we had to motor the entire way. There wasn’t even much traffic until we got closer to the Italian coast … Continue reading

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Montenegro 🇲🇪 

We left Cavtat in Croatia last Monday, September 25 after pulling up the anchor and motoring round to the customs quay. There were a number of charter boats already there but they seemed to be taking an inordinate amount of … Continue reading

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Dalmatia

On Saturday morning (16 September), we dinghied over to Slano town to reprovision before our next guests arrived that evening. We moored the dinghy at the marina in Slano and bumped into Tom and Susie from Sirena. We hadn’t actually … Continue reading

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Korčula and Mljet

We did indeed spent another day in Vela Luka on Korčula island during which the heavens opened several times. Truly torrential rain but it did mean that the sea had a chance to calm down a bit. So, on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem

So, the plan for Friday was to get as far as Korčula island as that’s half way to Dubrovnik. However, the wind and sea were directly on the nose and as any sailor will tell you, waves can stop you … Continue reading

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Otok Vis

Having spent several days on Hvar and the Pakleni Islands, it was time to move on to the island of Vis, about ten miles south as there was a southerly blow coming through. As it was a Friday (so no … Continue reading

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Party time!

We needed to go back to the UK for a few days last week so went into Marina Kaštela, just outside Split on Wednesday afternoon as it was close to the airport and a large Konzum supermarket. Our friends, Kate … Continue reading

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Brač

After leaving Trogir on Thursday morning, we realised what people meant when they said that Croatia is very busy in August. First we made our way over to the Blue Lagoon but it was both very windy and also busy … Continue reading

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Northern Dalmatia 

We left our friends, Sue and Sheila, to continue their holiday in Croatia on the Saturday morning whilst we re-provisioned and cleaned the boat. Zadar is a lovely town with great restaurants and a maze of little alleyways to explore. … Continue reading

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