A DAY IN PORT…

Obviously, when we were in port our preferred activity (in fact our voyage’s primary objective!) was to visit the area, and this could take many forms, from walking or cycling around to renting a car or a driver, or joining an organised trip, sometimes arranged by the Rally organisers and other times organised by the Rally crews on their own. … Continua a leggere

A DAY AT SEA…

Expecially on passage, far from the sight of land, days rapidly fall into a repetitive and somewhat boring routine… First of all, some GENERAL CRITERIA: 1) nobody steers the boat, this is a job for the wind-vane or the electronic autopilot, both more accurate and less prone to distraction than a bored or sleepy helmsman… 2) there is ALWAYS somebody … Continua a leggere

WATERMAKER

During our voyage around the world we consumed about 4,000 liters of drinking water and other beverages, plus about 18,000 liters of tank water (mostly used for washing): now try to figure the hard work of replenishing our tanks, considering that very seldom shops and water taps are in the immediate vicinity of the yacht at anchor. Even in the … Continua a leggere