Njord's Adventures

14 October 2017 | Ragusa di Marina
08 October 2017 | The River Cafe
01 October 2017 | Manhattan
01 October 2017 | Manhattan Skyline from Brooklyn
01 October 2017 | Freedom Tower (World Trade Center)
01 October 2017 | Statue of Liberty
01 October 2017 | Times Square
01 October 2017 | River Cafe
15 September 2017 | Porto Touristico, Marina di Ragusa
10 September 2017 | Capo Spadaro
10 September 2017 | Porto Palo, Sicily
10 September 2017 | Leaving Grand Harbour
10 September 2017 | Grand Harbour, Ortiga (Siracusa), Sicily
10 September 2017 | Brucoli Bay, Sicily
08 September 2017 | Naxos
08 September 2017 | Taormina Bay, Sicily
08 September 2017 | Taormina Bay, Sicily
08 September 2017 | Appraching the southern end of the Messina Straits
30 August 2017 | Roccella Jonica
30 August 2017 | Ormos Keri, Zakinthos

Njord' End of Season Statistics - 2017

14 October 2017 | Ragusa di Marina
Njord had a very full on season this year. We had two visitors, Jon and Carlos, visited three countries (well if you go with Sicily being its own country) and kept the water outside the cockpit at all times.

The sailing season lasted 146 days from Easter Saturday through to early September.

We spent 95 days in marinas as we did our usual thing and stopped for the very hot high season and got better monthly rates to keep our costs down.

We spent 31 days on harbour walls meaning we had to go in backwards at least 31 times. Vic has now almost mastered the art of going backwards in a straight line, it helps when there is no wind!

We spent 17 nights in anchorages - probably 17 x our previous best!

We spent 3 overnights at sea with dolphins each time to play with.

And the average mooring cost whilst on the go; a whopping
€9.50 / day.

If we add in the 2016/2017 winter mooring fees our average will be €14 / day. Greek full service marinas are quite expensive in relative terms in and around Athens & Piraeus.

We have spent an additional (average) of €3 / day on diesel, water, electricity, gas and the diver to release us from an unholy mess of chains and anchors on the sea bed which increased the average somewhat and it includes crossing ove the road bridge in the Evia Channel (they dropped to the seabed to achieve this!).

Our total number of nautical miles this year was 1500 nm.

Geographical arbitrage.

Photo: The sandy beach in our winter home of Marina di Ragusa.

The River Cafe - New York

08 October 2017 | The River Cafe

Birthday memories - September 2017

01 October 2017 | Manhattan
Birthday memories

Manhattan Skyline from Brooklyn

01 October 2017 | Manhattan Skyline from Brooklyn
This was the view from across the Hudson looking towards Manhattan from Brooklyn and from our birthday restaurant.

Follow our sight seeing activities in Manhattan in our blog photo album.


01 October 2017 | Freedom Tower (World Trade Center)
We stayed in TriBeCa with Nic and Tiff. It is a lovely neighbourhood where warehouses have been turned into great apartments with every type of foodie restaurant you can imagine.

The Freedom Tower is not far from their apartment and it was very moving to see the memorials to 9/11 victims. It became our landmark to find our way back after our sightseeing trips out and about.

Manhattan Sight-Seeing

01 October 2017 | Statue of Liberty
Next on the list was to visit the 97th St Boat Basin on the Hudson River. It is a bit run down but we lots of wild life around, geese, ducks, squirrels in the park.

There is another marina at the Brookfield Center where we had drinks out on the terraces. This is a nicer marina, but Njord would anchor under the Statue of Liberty if we mange to cross the pond!
Vessel Name: Njord of London
Vessel Make/Model: Malo 39 Classic
Crew: Vic Farhi & Clare Harrison
About: Learnt to sail together and the first sailing experience was in Lanzarote in 2005. We then bought Mandarin, a Bavaria 39 and in June 2012 bought Njord, a Malo 39 from the Baltic.
Extra: As attributed to Mark Twain: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bow lines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Njord of London's Photos - Main
27 Photos
Created 1 October 2017
21 Photos
Created 8 September 2017
Poros, Monevasia, AK Matelas, Elfonisis, Yithon, Porto Kayio, Kalamata, Methoni, Ormos Navarino, Pilos, Katakolon, Ormos Keri - Zakinthos
31 Photos
Created 6 August 2017
26 Photos
Created 3 June 2017
A pod of dolphins: Mums, Dads and babies were circling in around a shoal of fish diving in and out of the water
30 Photos
Created 28 May 2017
24 Photos
Created 4 December 2016
34 Photos
Created 15 November 2015
In September 2014 we made it to The Algarve.
56 Photos
Created 3 September 2014
This album doesn't just show our sailing activities but also our time with my brother and his family in Lisbon
34 Photos
Created 25 July 2014
The marinas and anchorages on Njord's Adventures
54 Photos
Created 25 July 2014
Our photo album to compliment our blog and our journey from Plymouth, across Biscay and down the Atlantic Coast of Spain & Portugal
90 Photos
Created 7 June 2014
Work done on Njord
22 Photos
Created 16 May 2014
June 2012 - 2013 The Beginning: Germany to The West Country
111 Photos
Created 13 July 2013