Ria de Vigo Continued Ria de Vigo Part 1 The long walk took us past interesting smallholdings, fallow land and woodland, climbing higher and higher. This semi-derelict gaggle of buildings still housed pigs! In the middle of nowhere, having found ourselves slightly lost by straying from the stream, we were pleased to come across a … Read more
ENGINE WORK Before setting off we wanted to undertake some preventative maintenance in the engine compartment, and Wayne of Marine Drive engineering came aboard to replace the saildrive seal, look at the exhaust elbow and change the diesel injectors. The first job was to look at the exhaust elbow, which we agreed needed replacement as … Read more
We have been acquiring “stuff” over a period but the “stuff to buy” list was getting longer. So since the Christmas break we have been stepping up the pace.
Since we acquired Calypso we have been purchasing things, as you do, for your hobby – new life jackets, anchor, granny shopping trolley (oops, the secret’s out but it’s useful, honest guv), fishing gear etc. etc..
With the caveat that “all plans are written in sand at low water” our broad intentions for the year, before we set of, are as follows (and we won’t edit this page as it will be interesting to see how things change as we go along – friends set off from Plymouth several years ago intending to be in a marina in the Mediterranean by the winter – and it took them 3 years to get there):