Freya & Us

Vessel Name: Freya of Wight
Vessel Make/Model: Westerly Oceanranger
Hailing Port: Portishead
03 December 2019 | Bristol - 8,443 NM
05 November 2019 | Mytilini - 8,443 NM
18 October 2019 | Mytilini, Lesbos - 8,413 NM
11 October 2019 | Molyvos, Lesbos - 8,379 NM
04 October 2019 | Porto Lagos - 8,263 NM
02 October 2019 | Porto Lagos - 8,263 NM
22 September 2019 | Ormos Eleftheriou - 8,210NM
18 September 2019
18 September 2019 | Thassos - 8,190 NM
09 September 2019 | Marini, Lemnos - 8,123 NM
02 September 2019 | Sigri, Lesvos - 8,049 NM
21 May 2019
19 May 2019 | Mytilini, Lesvos - 7,977 NM
12 May 2019 | Skala Polikintiou - 7,936 NM
05 May 2019 | Moudrou, Limnos - 7,847 NM
17 April 2019 | Skala Loutra, Lesbos - 7,722 NM
09 April 2019 | Skala Loutra, Lesbos - 7,722 NM
06 April 2019 | Chios Town, Chios - 7,673 NM
28 March 2019 | Lakki, Leros - 7,573 NM
19 November 2018
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03 December 2019 | Bristol - 8,443 NM

2019 by the numbers

Eighth year of cruising completed. This year’s numbers are:

05 November 2019 | Mytilini - 8,443 NM

I don’t want to alarm you but......

We had 10 days in Mytilini before our visitors arrived. We spent the time being very sociable with our fellow yachties. As well as Gordon and Louise on Camira we were joined by Edward on Windhoos from the Netherlands and Uva from Germany. A few bleary mornings were testament to the good nights had by [...]

18 October 2019 | Mytilini, Lesbos - 8,413 NM

Overnight to Molyvos

Our overnight passage was beautiful. We left Samothraki just before 5.00 pm to do 78 miles ensuring we arrived in daylight. The sea was totally flat and we had a gentle breeze allowing the main to give us a bit of assistance. The moon was almost full and already rising as we left and it lit our way until [...]

11 October 2019 | Molyvos, Lesbos - 8,379 NM


It was time to start heading south and back to Lesvos for the winter. We left Porto Lagos having really enjoyed our few days, there even though it felt as we left as soon as we’d arrived. 37 miles away was our next stop, Samothraki. A small island made of a large chunk of marble a long way from anywhere [...]

04 October 2019 | Porto Lagos - 8,263 NM


Our first night back in Kavala turned out to be very long! One of the big ferries arrived shortly after us which isn't normally a problem but it clearly wasn't going anywhere soon but kept his engine running all night. Added to that the whole fishing fleet must've returned for the weekend passing very [...]

02 October 2019 | Porto Lagos - 8,263 NM

A bus trip to Thessaloniki

A very pleasant 20 NM downwind motorsail past a couple of oil rigs took us to Ormos Eleftheriou. We had to come here as it’s Rita’s (Paul’s sister) family name. It’s a beautiful, big horseshoe shaped bay with small islands dotted about it, a few smaller bays plus a castle and sandy beaches. After [...]

Settling into a slower pace

03 July 2012 | Loctudy
Grey drizzle!
Gary had run out of time and so we headed north to Brest (backwards, we know!) so that he and Dave could fly home. We'd had problems with the engine instruments and despite attempts to fix it the problem persisted. Our worst nightmare is not to be able to rely on the engine when you need it. Gary used his contacts at home to hopefully resolve the problem.
We spent a very damp day being tourists in Brest followed by a fantastic sea food dinner. The next morning we said goodbye to Gary and Dave and spent the day doing chores in a very foggy Brest - but then the sun came out and everything seemed different and we had a pleasant couple of days before heading for Douarnenez (photo). Again the engine instruments failed and the engine failed to start - in the fog while approaching a rocky headland! Paul got it going but our confidence was slipping.
Following another consultation with Gary Paul effected further repairs and, fingers crossed, it all seems to be OK.
Douarnenez was a very beatiful and interesting town, stretching out from the harbour in the bay and along the river. The ship museum with a selection of trawlers, steam tugs and a Thames barge (in France?) was a wothwhile investment of 8 euros. The sun shone while we were here - which always helps.
We're now in Loctudy - and we sailed here via Audierne without oilies and no problems with the boat for the first time on this trip! We were lulled into a false sense of summer though and we're now sitting here in grey drizzle having spent the day in lovely Quimper - hard to enjoy its medieval charms through waterproofs though.
Because we were originally planning to head across the Bay of Biscay to northern Spain we felt as if we hadn't really arrived yet but we have now settled into a slower pace and are enjoying cruising Brittany which is beautiful - if only the sun would shine more!
PS James and Claire - we had dinner with John and Jean on Classic Dream last night - imagine our surprise when we found ourselves looking at photos of you enjoying your jubilee celebrations in Concarneu....our next stop.
Thanks to everyone who's posted comments - more please, we need to know what's happening at home.
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