A few days before our arrival to the Peloponnese in Greece, I had no knowledge of what we’d find nor did I expect anything of particular significance. As I’ve written before, for the first time in my life I seem to live each day as it comes. In the past month, the most I’ve speculated
Our original visit to the main city of Corfu Town on the Greek Ionian Island of Corfu was by taxi rather than by boat. While our yacht was safely moored at Gouvia Marina, about 10 miles north, we packed our backpacks and headed into the city. Read my article entitled, ‘Sailing Around The Greek Ionian
Travels around Greece – The Greek Ionian Islands After our month long sail around Sicily and the bottom side of the mainland Italy boot, we aimed our yacht, Britican, east to Greece. The plan was to start at the top of the Ionian Sea and work our way down before heading through the Corinthian Canal to Athens and the
The magic of Fiscardo, Cephalonia Fiscardo is a small town at the top of the Greek Island, Cephalonia; the largest of the Ionian Islands. Located to the west of mainland Greece, Cephalonia became quite popular after the book, Captain Correlli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières followed by the movie starting Penélope Cruz and Nic Cage.
Here’s another entry from my cousin, crew member and our Britican chef, Loryn. If you haven’t read her last post, read it here: Never Could I Imagine This Would Happen On My Adventures. So…Early this year I agreed to join my cousin, Kim, her husband, Simon and their daughter, Sienna on their boat Britican. Thus far,
Sailing from Sicily to Corfu After a month in Sicily we decided it was time to finally make our way to Greece. Originally, the plan was to leave Gibratlar, sail to Malta and then head to Crete and travel around Greece. Due to necessary repairs we found ourselves in Sicily and stayed for a full
This article may be of interest to anyone planning a visit to Sicily – either by land, by sea or by both. A bit of background on how we ended up in Sicily for a month Setting off from Gibraltar at the end of March on our around the world sailing adventure, we next touched
The following post is by crew member, Loryn Bennet…my amazing cousin. It will give you an idea as to what she’s experiencing while joining us on Britican. Most of the pictures were taken by my great friend and amazing photographer, Ene Stewart. Enjoy reading: What a great adventure we are on! Even though I was
Salina Island, Aeolian Islands, Italy After mooring at the fantastic Riposto Marina, we sailed all day and all night up through the Messina Straight into the Aeolian Islands. In the darkness of night, around 3am, we approached Stromboli Island with the hopes of seeing some volcanic action. To our absolute delight, we saw several flares
Riposto Marina, Sicily After a weeklong lay-up in Catania for necessary repairs, we sailed up the North East coast of Sicily to Riposto. Our time in Catania was amazing because we had friends to visit with and it made a great base to see the city and the various towns and villages around Mount Etna.