Whimsical Deia

I have been lucky enough to have spent six months in Palma.  We have been in shipyard mode, which means we have an unusual routine, for yachties, Mon-Fri, 9-5, with weekends off.  Normal for the average human, not so normal for us.  And so, my adventurous side has been tantalized in every way, taking hikes…

Sunshine & Pedalos in Corfu

  My only previous reference to Corfu was Gerard Durrel’s My Family and Other Animals, where the lead character lived on the Island.  For some reason the book stuck with me.  We were lucky that for a 2-week period in July, we were docked in Corfu, right in the centre of the town and right…

A quick “pull in” to Bonifacio

Our Captain and Deck crew made a very impressive docking into the Port of Bonifacio for  24 hrs of playtime for the guests!  Such a beautiful part of the Med. Watch our timelapse!    

Albania- the most random fuel stop

    Look, I’ve been to a couple of random spots in my life, but never more random than a fuel stop in Albania, of all places.  We were in one of those fortunate positions, where our guests had jumped off for a rare few days.  The crew were obviously elated, until we were told…

I’m back….

It’s been so long since I have written a blog post that I have actually been petrified to click the blog tab on my Chrome Tab Bar.  Not only because I have so many things to write, but also because I am aware that our views have been fast and furiously dwindling, due to SIX…

A New York Minute

“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” ― Tom Wolfe When you google New York Minute this is what comes up in Urban Dictionary: “A New York minute is an instant. Or as Johnny Carson once said, it’s the interval between a Manhattan…

Istanbul: Walk on the Wall.

If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul. Alphonse de Lamartine You need to get out of the center.  You need to walk the wall and look at both sides, soaking in the vastness and greatness of the city, witnessing the meeting of East and West.  Don’t…

Istanbul: The discovery of Light, Colour & Miellies on wheels

Just when you thought you knew the definition of light and colour, you hit the streets of Istanbul.  You walk the streets and are presented with a kaleidoscope of colour at every turn.  We are so lucky that we have been docked incredibly centrally, with a panoramic view of the city and its delights unravelling…

Taking The Plunge- A Turkish Bath

A MUST DO WHEN VISITING ISTANBUL! I booked into my Hammam on recommendation from my chief stew.  It was a slightly more expensive one than the others, but she had sung its praises and so I decided to treat myself.  As I do.  I was hoping that Bryce and I could do it together, but…

The Magic of Istanbul

I find myself finding “favourites” every time I swing my arms in this city, my favourite Mosque, my favourite tea shop, my favourite street…which has meant that the city has fast climbed it’s way up my list of Favourite Cities to Number 1.  That might sound like a big claim, but when you are lucky…