SY Scrabbler

Vessel Name: Scrabbler
Vessel Make/Model: Nicholson 39
Hailing Port: Cowes
20 June 2017 | Culatra, Portugal
20 March 2017 | Somewhere in the Portuguese bushes
18 October 2016 | Guadiana River
17 October 2016 | Guadiana River
16 October 2016 | Guadiana River
16 October 2016 | Guadiana River
15 October 2016 | Guadiana River
08 October 2016 | Culatra-Ayamonte
07 October 2016 | Culatra
05 October 2016 | Culatra
04 October 2016 | Ferragudo-Culatra
03 October 2016 | Ferragudo
03 October 2016 | Lagos
30 September 2016 | Lagos
04 September 2016 | Gibraltar
02 September 2016 | Gibraltar
29 August 2016 | Lagos, Portugal
26 August 2016 | Alvor
25 August 2016 | Alvor
24 August 2016 | Alvor
Recent Blog Posts
20 June 2017 | Culatra, Portugal

Culatra yet again!

We escaped the farming life and are bobbing at anchor in one of the little paradises of Portugal. What more can one say? We sort of remember still how to do it. All the essentials at least...BBQ, fridge, getting friends over, swimming....

20 March 2017 | Somewhere in the Portuguese bushes

Long silence = Lots happening

But not so much at sea. We sailed Scrabbler to her new Spanish home and set off to purchase ourselves a landbase. After ten and more years of gypsie live and homelessness we decided, it would be a good idea to have an off-the-grid landbase. Like a boat on water! Just a bit bigger. We went bigger because [...]

18 October 2016 | Guadiana River

Breakfast Visitor

Almost every morning we have these cute visitors dancing around our boat. They truly dance whilst flying! Maybe it is a courtship ritual. It sure does look amazing! And every now and then they rest on Scrabbler and give us the eye.

17 October 2016 | Guadiana River


Whilst James is having a day in the office I am exploring the river using my favourite toy, the Oru. It slices lovely through the water and the river current are no problem at all. Raced Jax in her Bird yesterday and won!

16 October 2016 | Guadiana River

Jam(s)ie Oliver

hard at work at tonights dinner. Flame-grilled lamb chops on Mediterranean salad! Yummy!

16 October 2016 | Guadiana River

Waking up

alone on the river to very close by bird activity just to find THIS! The mother of all rafts we have ever collected. Trees, bamboo, dead sheep though, like somebody else had this summer. We had to launch Storker to do some serious cleaning up. It had built up several layers deep and took quite some time. We have the feeling, that the bamboo is spreading quite badly along the river shore. Well, it does count as a pest and it certainly strives here! At times we looked at a whole forrest of bamboo during our walk!

15 October 2016 | Guadiana River

Moon Tan Lotion needed?

Almost! The nights are so bright, we sit in the cockpit and can almost read until midnight! The moon came up absolutely huge right next to us and gave us a fantastic spectacle to watch. Even the birds keep awake. At least we hope, those strange cries and noises in the bushes around us are birds...

08 October 2016 | Culatra-Ayamonte


Another stunning sailing day for our last coastal hop this autum to Ayamonte. Scrabbler will find her winter home there. The marina is lovely, new pontoons, freshly dredged, not many people and Ayamonte is a wonderful little place and of course full of tapas!

07 October 2016 | Culatra

Enjoying Culatra

almost alone! First night we had one other yacht with us in the Eastern anchorage and now we are completely alone there. The beach is empty as well, no day trippers and the water is clear and still warm. What a life, eh? But what is that thing in the water????

05 October 2016 | Culatra

Romantic evenings

with lovely food and wine! Warm, balmy nights and even the normally slighty annoying fishermen leave us in peace this time!

The Birth

01 January 1976 | Sneek
Built in 1976 in the Netherlands von Jachtbouw Moedt.
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