Watching dawn arise, the atmosphere slowly but surely getting shade by shade lighter until the sun finally raises its head above the pulpit bursting colour and warmth across the sea. The swell calmed itself and for a few hours it was just me and Silver Paws, the sunrise and the sea...Read More
EPIC LITTLE ADVENTURES, SHARED.
For all our Jersey crew, imagine a larger version of the Echrehous, crawling with tourists. As we were scoping out the busy situation we scored big time as another boat departed leaving us with their anchor spot, which seem to be as rare as hens teeth.Read More
It was only a six hour crossing from Elba into the french waters of Corsica, and our first port of call in Corsica was Bastia. There wasn't too many boats around so we sailed in our birthday suits... love the freedom of the ocean!Read More
Silver Paws has arrived! Delivered safe and well first thing this morning on the truck. Arie de Boom is a dutch boatyard run with all the efficiency you’d expect it to. Within 45 minutes they had the boat hoisted back into the water where she belongs. Now to put her all back together...
Unstepping a mast is supposed to be a fairly straightforward process, I’m told. It didn’t go that way for us. After a few days of preparations we thought we had it ready to hoist, but Pierre took one crank at our shrouds and shook his head...Read More
Jersey is a friendly sail to France and we were lucky enough to have a bank holiday weekend, some decent weather forecast and a couple of friends. Plus we wanted to test her cruising sea legs...