Bragged Off!

A transatlantic tale of late life crises and naughtycal adventures

Vessel Name: Brag
Vessel Make/Model: Island Packet 420
Hailing Port: West Loch Tarbert
Crew: Brian Steven & Agnes Wilkie
About: Husband and wife relinquished lives in fast lanes of finance (him) and tv (her) for bliss-on-a-boat
Extra: 2017 marks the Big Cast Off: from Tarbert to St Lucia via Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Gran Canaria then the ARC
Social:
13 August 2017 | Praia da Luz
04 August 2017 | Cape St Vincent
03 August 2017 | Siñes
03 August 2017 | Lisbon
29 July 2017 | Bishop's Stortford
26 July 2017 | Póvoa de Varzim
25 July 2017 | Póvoa de Varzim
22 July 2017 | Porto
22 July 2017 | Porto
20 July 2017 | Póvoa de Varzim
18 July 2017 | Muros
17 July 2017 | Cape Finisterre formerly The End of the World
16 July 2017 | Muxia
15 July 2017 | Muxia
10 July 2017 | A Coruña
06 July 2017 | Marina Coruña
05 July 2017 | Still in La Coruña and will be for a while aka BoB Recovery
Recent Blog Posts
24 August 2017

Home for Hydration, Happy Birthdays and Hamilton Races!

After nearly three weeks of baking, polishing and primping, Brag is being abandoned in Lagos while we fly home for a couple of weeks ... here's a pic of her sparkling topsides in port. Skipper less sparkly more mahogany...and less port more beer!

24 August 2017

Home for Hydration, Happy Birthdays and Hamilton Races!

After nearly three weeks of baking, polishing and primping, Brag is being abandoned in Lagos while we fly home for a couple of weeks ... here's a pic of her sparkling topsides in port. Skipper less sparkly more mahogany...and less port more beer!

13 August 2017 | Praia da Luz

Landluvvers

Well we sailed into Lagos a week ago, nearly two months since leaving Largs - what a big adventure! And we're greeted by Carly, James and the grand weans so it's been a bit of a manic week with them! But David's now gone home and yesterday so did they so...Brian and I home alone in Luz...for a bit! We'll be flying home for a couple of weeks on Aug 25 and do that Argyll thing - but including a night at the (Hamilton) races, catching up with bike crash drama queen Craig, extended family, Brian's mum's Birthday etc etc etc. But the pic tells the story of the past hot hot hot week with the weans in Luz! Bliss of a sort! ❤️❤️❤️

04 August 2017 | Cape St Vincent

It's The End of the World!

Here we go!!!⛵️😱💥💥💥

03 August 2017 | Siñes

Midnight not very Express

This is what Siñes looks like at 3am - they were partying till about an hour ago so seemed like a good 😊 d time to leave and wired south at 6knts under the starriest of skies! By lunch we should be rounding Cape St Vincent formerly formally (!) known as 'The End of the World'..who says we jump off....or [...]

03 August 2017 | Lisbon

Back on Board!

So, after a blissful respite with babies, fairies and trolls, and a tortuous return trip to find Brag hiding in Cascais near Lisbon - told you they couldn't lose me - we have set sail once more at 5am, heading for Sines...Cascais was absolutely gorgeous with a lovely contemporary art space, featuring [...]

Home for Hydration, Happy Birthdays and Hamilton Races!

24 August 2017
Agnes/bilin'
After nearly three weeks of baking, polishing and primping, Brag is being abandoned in Lagos while we fly home for a couple of weeks ... here's a pic of her sparkling topsides in port. Skipper less sparkly more mahogany...and less port more beer!

Home for Hydration, Happy Birthdays and Hamilton Races!

24 August 2017
After nearly three weeks of baking, polishing and primping, Brag is being abandoned in Lagos while we fly home for a couple of weeks ... here's a pic of her sparkling topsides in port. Skipper less sparkly more mahogany...and less port more beer!

Landluvvers

13 August 2017 | Praia da Luz
Ag/vv hot
Well we sailed into Lagos a week ago, nearly two months since leaving Largs - what a big adventure! And we're greeted by Carly, James and the grand weans so it's been a bit of a manic week with them! But David's now gone home and yesterday so did they so...Brian and I home alone in Luz...for a bit! We'll be flying home for a couple of weeks on Aug 25 and do that Argyll thing - but including a night at the (Hamilton) races, catching up with bike crash drama queen Craig, extended family, Brian's mum's Birthday etc etc etc. But the pic tells the story of the past hot hot hot week with the weans in Luz! Bliss of a sort! ❤️❤️❤️

It's The End of the World!

04 August 2017 | Cape St Vincent
Ag/sunshine all the way
Here we go!!!⛵️😱💥💥💥

Midnight not very Express

03 August 2017 | Siñes
Ag/starry
This is what Siñes looks like at 3am - they were partying till about an hour ago so seemed like a good 😊 d time to leave and wired south at 6knts under the starriest of skies! By lunch we should be rounding Cape St Vincent formerly formally (!) known as 'The End of the World'..who says we jump off....or turn left....
To be continued...maybe...

Back on Board!

03 August 2017 | Lisbon
Ag/clear dawn
So, after a blissful respite with babies, fairies and trolls, and a tortuous return trip to find Brag hiding in Cascais near Lisbon - told you they couldn't lose me - we have set sail once more at 5am, heading for Sines...Cascais was absolutely gorgeous with a lovely contemporary art space, featuring Paula Rego, beautiful gardens with big feet and some class shopping - 342 offers so TWO pairs of sparkly sandals for me and blue suede shoes with red laces for Brian whose hair is getting so long he could pass for Elvis at a certain stage in his career....
Bye bye Cascais and Lisbon which was also worth more than the couple of open top bus tours we managed...also met up with pals from past ports...the Ozs in particular! And converted them to Mr D's magical thermal cooker - thanks, Anne Letton!
Brag's Photos - Main
No Photos
Created 17 June 2017
No Photos
Created 2 June 2017
Picture Book
6 Photos
Created 1 June 2017

About & Links