June 17, 2019

When we travel by boat we take our time, we don't really have a choice, our top speed is only 8 knots. So sometimes when we rent a car to see sights further inland we have a long list of places to visit in a short amount of time and we have been known to become speed tourists. Could there be a market for that?  I'm sure we're not the only ones trying to fit in as much as possible in a short amount of time. So with book in hand and a couple days with a rental car we set out on the mountainous, windy roads, through numerous tunnels carved in the stony cliffs to see as much of Montenegro as we could.

Our first stop was the Ostrog Monastery that was built right into the face of a steep cliff, daunting to think how that w...

May 5, 2019

It was short, but sweet…

After leaving the boot of Italy we sailed across to Corfu, the first Greek Island in the string of islands in the Ionian Sea. Immediately we were hit with how difficult the Greek language is, it's impossible to read street signs when you don't know the alphabet. But lucky for us someone recommended a book "Speak Greek Badly in 20 minutes", so now we do. "F Harry's toe" said really quickly is the perfect pronunciation for the Greek word for thank you, at least to our ears. Thankfully most locals speak at least a little English, but we have learned in each new country we visit that they always appreciate us making an effort to speak the local language, no matter how badly.

We attempt to talk with people everywhere we go...

April 1, 2019

Sometimes life is not sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes days are hard and you can't help but rethink about decisions you've made, is this where we should be? Is this what we should be doing? I don't really like to complain, and let's face it, who wants to hear it? But I also don't want to paint an unrealistic picture that we are always happy and the sun is always shining. So here is a sampling of the down side, with the ups included.

We had our share of ups and downs adjusting to life back on the boat after four months on land. Up side - I have a new appreciation of the freedom of walking to get our groceries with a wagon in tow. Sometimes people put an idea in your head that makes you adjust your point of view. My son mentioned the cost of t...

March 26, 2019

Just three short days after we said good bye to my parents and returned to the boat we received that phone call you know will some day come but you are never really prepared for. My dad had passed away, such a hard truth to absorb. He was such a special guy, and to say that seems a huge understatement. We traveled back home, the only place it made sense to be, with all the family and friends that mourned him along with us. Sharing stories and tears with the big, loving family he left behind made me so appreciative of the importance he had always placed on family, the knowledge they will always be there when you need them, and they all were. My mom's request was that his five daughters together say the eulogy, a task none of us wanted to tak...

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Our Itinerary

December 2018 - Leave the boat in Salerno, Italy

March 2019 - Return to Salerno

Sail to - Greece

              Croatia

 

July 2019 - Start to work our way back west across Mediterranean

              Italy

              Balearic Islands

              Spain

              Portugal

September 2019 - return home for our daughter's wedding!

 

October 2019 - Arrive in the Canary Islands

November 2019 - Sail from Canary Islands to Cape Verde and on to St. Lucia

December 2019 - Arrive in St. Lucia in plenty of time for the holidays!

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