Freya & Us

Vessel Name: Freya of Wight
Vessel Make/Model: Westerly Oceanranger
Hailing Port: Portishead
12 May 2016 | Bristol - 5,553 nm
27 April 2016 | Crotone - 5,481 nm
20 April 2016 | Roccella Ionica - 5,413 nm
16 April 2016 | Isola Vulcano - 5,295 nm
11 April 2016 | Cetraro - 5,182 NM
10 April 2016 | Camerota - 5,143 NM
07 April 2016 | Agropoli - 5,106 NM
28 March 2016 | Gaeta - 4,998 NM
13 March 2016 | Gaeta - 4,998 NM
30 November 2015 | Bristol, 4,998 NM
11 November 2015 | Gaeta 4,998 NM
29 October 2015 | Gaeta, 4,998 NM
27 October 2015 | Pozzuoli, 4,958NM
19 October 2015 | Pozzuoli, 4,958 NM
11 October 2015 | Nettuno, 4,869 NM
01 October 2015 | Rome, 4,842 NM
20 September 2015 | Pisa - 4,687 NM
11 September 2015 | La Spezia , 4,656 NM
03 September 2015 | Genoa, - 4,592 NM
24 August 2015 | Portoferraio, Elba - 4,471 NM
Recent Blog Posts
12 May 2016 | Bristol - 5,553 nm

Back Home at Short Notice

We had a really exhilarating sail to Santa Maria di Leuca,. For the first hour or two there was no wind, but as per forecast it picked up and for nine hours we were sailing at around 6.5 kts with the wind on the beam. Two great sails in a row and we thought we were on a roll.

27 April 2016 | Crotone - 5,481 nm

Stones and Flowers

Roccella Ionica marina was very nice, peaceful and very friendly set between miles of white sandy beach and surrounded by pine trees. Unfortunately, it's a long way from anywhere! We cycled into town but discovered there was very little to see and very few shops. We bought groceries in a tiny supermarket [...]

20 April 2016 | Roccella Ionica - 5,413 nm

Be Careful What You Wish For!

When we woke up in the morning we found ourselves anchored in one of our most spectacular anchorages, right under the active volcano of Gran Cratere on Vulcano and beside the hot mud pools - not to mention a very strong smell of rotten eggs. Around us the sea was bubbling and white, where fumaroles were [...]

16 April 2016 | Isola Vulcano - 5,295 nm

Volcanoes on Vulcano

One of the great things about sailing this early in the season is the wind, often too much and unpredictable, but great sailing. But not this year, we've now done 6 passages of between 4 and 9 hours and have only been able to turn the engine off for 2 hours!

11 April 2016 | Cetraro - 5,182 NM

More piles of stones

One of the main reasons for stopping in Agropoli is to visit the ruins of Paestum. We couldn't find a map of Agropoli and so headed off, a bit later than intended, to find the train station. Half an hour later we bought our tickets only to discover the train wasn't due for over 2 hours! We wandered back [...]

10 April 2016 | Camerota - 5,143 NM

New Life!

After negotiating the sharp turn and narrow exit in Ventotene we headed for Procida. It was so still we didn't even bother to undo the sails! It was a lovely motor passing Isola Ischia. Procida is a small island next to the glamorous Ischia but less touristy. We anchored in the bay next to the harbour [...]

Socotra

08 June 2012
Once the plan was hatched we did some courses and sailed with anyone who would take us but soon realised that we wouldn't get the right experience unless we were making the decisions - and so we bought our first boat. We bought Socotra, not the island in the Indian Ocean but a Moody 28, in Chichester spring 2009 and spent an 'exciting' summer sailing her home to Portishead. We learnt alot!! 18 months later we were ready for the next stage.............................

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