Video Blog: Day Sailing in the Subtropics

Video Blog: Day Sailing in the Subtropics

The alarm goes of at 5am and rain is tap dancing on the forehatch above me. The skipper says something to the effect of ‘front passing over – alarm for 6:30’. And I fall back asleep. I wake up again at 6am and all is calm and quiet. I’m...
A Sailor’s Guide to Terceira

A Sailor’s Guide to Terceira

The Azores have been on many a sailor’s list for many decades. These sub-tropical islands offer a sanctuary for the sailor and offer unique experiences. Read this sailor’s guide to Terceira to see why this island on the periphery of the Azores is...
Cloud Islands: Volcanoes in the Ocean

Cloud Islands: Volcanoes in the Ocean

There’s a perpetual cloud over the mountain nearby. It’s more than a cloud. It’s an immense white-grey pillow of damp. It gives the vibrant green to this island, the innumerable dairy cows their grass, the people their food. These are cloud islands....
Video Blog: Life in a Boatyard

Video Blog: Life in a Boatyard

Writing is one thing, but it lacks the immediacy of being put on the spot and talking as you think. So this is my first video blog! Sign-up to find out when new video blogs are released! Email Address First...
A Return to Terceira – Sailing Home

A Return to Terceira – Sailing Home

I feel like I haven’t been away. The painted shutters on windows, the low stone walls, the dairy cows, the sparrows. She stands where I left her. I left her. I left her here. I touch her hull the moment I reach her. Solid. Smooth. Not neglected or damaged or weary,...