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
Recent Blog Posts
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

Samothraki

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

Twitchers

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 [...]

Still Here!

07 May 2013 | A Coruna - 1,242 Miles
Warm but Grey
We've moved a whole mile to another marina in A Coruna! We came here on Thursday, the boat was lifted in the afternoon, examined with little dignity and a new prop ordered for next day delivery. It did arrive the next day but, needless to say, too late to be fitted. And as they don't work on Saturdays we had another weekend in Coruna. By now we'd explored Coruna in a lot more detail than most visitors manage, including a couple of museums which I'm sure would've been very interesting if our Spanish had been better! Our 'to do' list is all but empty and we have become fascinated with the comings and goings of the fishing boats that share the harbour especially those being hauled and lowered up/down the slipways for repair.

We decided to hire a car for a couple of days and explore further a field. We went to Finisterre on a beautifully sunny day - it didn't look very scary at all - lets hope it's like that when we get there with the boat! It is a spectacular coastline made even more beautiful by the beautiful and colourful spring flowers everywhere. We also went to the fishing village of Finisterre which, apart from a few bars around the harbour (with great sea food) was surprisingly unspoilt.

A few years ago we visited Santiago de Compostela in the pouring rain - it was lovely this time in the sunshine - although crowded and touristy. On the way back we found Betanzos which was a little gem at the head of a Ria and the confluence of two rivers. The same Galician old town with the glass balconies, narrow streets and city walls but not at all touristy.

Yesterday morning the boat (notice she's 'the boat' now) was going to be lifted again and the new prop fitted ready for our departure this morning. It rained all day as we waited on the boat for something to happen. At 6.00 we were eventually lifted - and it didn't fit! We're trying really hard not to have ungracious thoughts like 'if it had been done in the morning there would have been time to sort it'! We were dumped in a cradle in the boat yard for the night. This morning we're still in the boat yard and we hope the prop has been taken to wherever it needs to go to be 'amended a bit' to fit with our rope cutter. This afternoon we 'should' be back in the water and tomorrow..................

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