Pickled Pirates in Paradise

Ever dreamed of running away, jumping on a sailing boat and see where you land up?.......we have, and we have done just that.

21 January 2014 | corfu
21 January 2014 | corfu
13 June 2013 | Port Di Roma
07 June 2013 | Sardinia
02 June 2013 | Corsica
01 June 2013 | Toulon
09 April 2013 | Toulon
04 April 2013 | Toulon
07 March 2013
20 February 2013
20 February 2013
21 January 2013 | Peterborough
17 January 2013 | Conington
13 January 2013 | Toulon
23 December 2012 | Rapallo
23 December 2012 | Puerto Venere

Back in Mallorca!!!

10 July 2012 | Palma Nova
Tracey
Made it back to Mallorca, we left Valencia at 3am and it took us 20 hours. We managed to sail for about 4 hours, the rest of the time we were under motor. Made it back to the little bay that we left from. We made our way round to Palma to collect Steph & Jack. They missed their flight so they came a day later. We went to get fuel in Palma & it has to be the worse Marina we have ever been in. It definitely is not for the larger boats. With the wind it was extremely dodgy. We then moved around to Portals Cala. Absolutely beautiful cala, with lovely caves to explore as well a Nudist Beach to add to people watching. We have moved round today to Palma Nova, which is a bit more cosmopolitan. So found a wifi bar to upload my blog. Just outside Palma, the American Plane Carrier was anchored, the US Eisenhower. She was the largest Marine ship I have ever seen. She hold 5617 crew and over 100 planes, not to mention all the Armour.
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Vessel Name: WHY NOT
Vessel Make/Model: Sun Odyssey 45.2
Hailing Port: UK
Crew: Richard & Tracey
About:
We have bought a Sun Odyssey 45.2 and is called Why Not. Richard is going to be Captain, (with my permission) and I am going to be cook,navigator and chief bottle washer. So if we get lost, it will be my fault and I will have to walk the plank, especially now that he thinks he is Jack Sparrow. [...]
Extra: Hoping to hear from anyone who is experiencing a similar adventure or just interested in following our blog.
WHY NOT's Photos - Main
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Boxing Day, the hunt in Stilton.
Hunt in Stilton.
Enjoying Boxing day in Stilton.
February, catching up with Jackson before heading to Valencia.
Skiing in Vail America, Jan 2012 with Jane & Melvyn.
Proud grandparents.
On the way down to the boat we went through Andorra.
Cap
Back on board in Valencia.
Eik the USA armour carrier, we were blown away with this vessel and were amazed to learn that it has a staff of just short of 5000 personell
Sardinia
Majorca, eating again.
Steff & Jack enjoying sundown on Why Not.
Majorca, another Bay, on the west coast of Majorca, Poller.
Majorca, pretty bays, we really enjoyed Majorca.
This proved a popular past time in Spain, we fancied giving it ago, so Richard bought one at the boat show, unfortunately it came with out the dog. :(
Why Not, sitting in the bay. Italy
Enjoying sailing on Why Not.
Cayley taking the Helm.
Cayley enjoying the pulpit in Majorca.
Sailing from Menorca to Sardinia, Tuna for dinner.
Another meal thanks to Cap
Richard, trying out his boat swing.
Cayley being as elegant as usual.
Sunset in Majorca.
We celebrated quite a bit arriving in Sardinia lol
Cap
Sardinia, Neptune
Snorkelling near Alghero, Sardinia
Why Not, Sardinia.
Majorca, come Cap
Getting ready to go back to the UK for fishing. Alghero, Sardinia.
Richard, Cayley & I had a lovely day at Henley Regatta, Champers anyone?!
One of the many different sorts of craft we see in our travels
Island of Elba
Piza, had a lovely day saying goodbye to Tiggy & Tina and having a day of sight seeing.
Tiggy, Tina & I in front of Pisa
Piza, enjoying a beer at half time.
View over Port Venere, Italy.
Port Venere, view from the church.
In the Church in Port Venere, this is such a lovely Island, definitely worth a visit.
In Port Venere, Richard getting stuck in to some freshly caught fish.
As you can see I was very impressed with this island, Port Venere again.
Port Venere
Starting to get a bit chilly.
A bit of competition.....sailing to Antibes
Cap
Sunset in Valencia.
Another sunset, Sardinia.
The view from our boat in Toulon (winter)
Catching up with Richard
Richard, Cayley & I celebrating getting to Sardinia after sailing for 200 miles.
Richard & Tiggy trying to catch dinner.
Decks scrubbed up well.
Enjoying the sun in the pulpit
Richard & Elaine relaxing after a hard day sailing.
Dale inspecting the sail.
Elaine at the helm.
Richard & Dale relaxing.
 
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Photos of Barcelona on our way to Valencia.
6 Photos
Created 20 May 2013
Some of the many photos & video clips, taken while sailing the Mediterranean.
14 Photos
Created 13 January 2013
Richard made a swing for us on the boat. It was great fun.
2 Photos
Created 25 August 2012
Neptunes Grotto.
7 Photos
Created 25 August 2012
Sailing with Cayley.
17 Photos
Created 25 August 2012
Mallorca
18 Photos
Created 24 July 2012
Moving around Majorca
17 Photos
Created 24 July 2012
Drifting around Mallorca
13 Photos
Created 10 July 2012
Spent a day at the Royal Norfolk Show & Henley Royal Regatta with my daughter Cayley.
6 Photos
Created 1 July 2012
Enjoying Ibiza
14 Photos
Created 11 June 2012
Visiting Kate & Sven & Baby Lola on the way down to Valencia
5 Photos
Created 15 May 2012
Starting to buy all the goodies for a nice long summer. Air bottles, buddy jackets & not to mention a few cases of wine! It's thirsty work this yachting!
4 Photos
Created 12 March 2012
A very busy year!
13 Photos
Created 22 January 2012
15 Photos
Created 12 July 2011
No Photos
Created 21 June 2011
Sailing with Dale & Elaine.
10 Photos
Created 12 June 2011
Packing to come out to Vilamoura, every space needed, including my footwell!
2 Photos
Created 12 June 2011
10 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 13 May 2011
4 Photos
Created 7 February 2011

Pickled Pirates

Who: Richard & Tracey
Port: UK