Freya & Us

Vessel Name: Freya of Wight
Vessel Make/Model: Westerly Oceanranger
Hailing Port: Portishead
19 November 2018
17 November 2018
07 November 2018 | Severn Beach - 7,563 NM
01 November 2018 | Leros, Greece - 7,563 NM
26 October 2018 | Didim - 7,526
18 October 2018 | Yalikavac - 7,526 NM
14 October 2018 | Bodrum - 7,464 NM
12 October 2018
10 October 2018 | Bozburun - 7,424 NM
01 October 2018 | Didim, Turkey - 7,323 NM
28 September 2018 | Didim, Turkey 7,323 NM
26 September 2018 | Didim, Turkey - 7,323 NM
23 September 2018 | Didim, Turkey - 7,323 NM
18 July 2018 | Severn Beach - 7,283 NM
10 July 2018
05 July 2018 | Lipsoi - 7,273 NM
26 June 2018 | Ikaria - 7,236 NM
14 June 2018 | Karlovassi, Samos- 7,150 NM
11 June 2018 | Samos - 7,117 NM
31 May 2018
Recent Blog Posts
17 November 2018

2018 by the numbers

Seventh year of cruising completed. This year's numbers are:

07 November 2018 | Severn Beach - 7,563 NM

Istanbul

Freya's lift went smoothly and she was in her cradle by 09.30 giving us a full day to start ticking off all the jobs that put her to bed for the winter. We had a busy day and all went to plan until we removed the engine impeller and found a blade missing which means we have a lump of rubber somewhere [...]

01 November 2018 | Leros, Greece - 7,563 NM

Don’t Upset Manolis!

Our last night in Turkey was absolutely freezing in the northerly winds! The heater came out and every quilt and blanket was on the bed! Had we made a mistake sailing for a bit longer? The morning wasn't quite so cold and warmed up a little as the sun did it's bit and we got ready to go. We had to check [...]

26 October 2018 | Didim - 7,526

On Holiday

We got back to Didim marina about lunch time and were greeted with the same efficiency as before. Kevin and Dee messaged to say they planned a bbq for the afternoon and were on their way to collect us and so we popped into the cafe by the pontoon for a snack as we waited for them. Best laid plans etc, [...]

18 October 2018 | Yalikavac - 7,526 NM

Not exactly a fish but we caught something!

We started our day with a full English breakfast in Gumbet, when in tourist land and all that, and very good it was too. Then got the Dolmus in to Bodrum which wasn't really what we expected. It didn't feel like a tacky tourist town at all but had a very pleasant old town full of shops, some selling [...]

Stowaway

17 April 2018 | Kalamata - 6,606 NM
Sunny and Warm
Well, we're back! We had a very easy and uneventful trip back broken by a lovely evening in Athens where we watched the candlelit Good Friday parades looking down on the little church in the square below out hotel room. Great hotel too, very comfortable and funky.

Our welcome back was really good. Freya looked lovely after Paul's varnishing and painting in January and the new upholstery is fab. Our first job had to be a run to the supermarket as everything would be closed for 2 days over Easter. On the way we bumped into Gordon who invited us out to dinner with Andrea and Bob as they were leaving in the morning - sorted!

Freya was on the hard and so we had a few days to do all the necessary jobs to get her ready to go back in the water plus the usual task of removing all the Saharan red sand. After 2 days of washing, polishing and anti-fouling she looked very smart and ready for our 11.00 o'clock date with the tractor on Tuesday. This is Greece, they didn't arrive until 1.00 but by the middle of the afternoon we were tied up on the pontoon, our home for a few days.

Paul discovered that Brindle, our Wi-fi booster was broken - essential and so definitely needed fixing. We ordered the necessary parts from the UK and hoped (prayed) delivery would be quick. It was, 3 days later they were here and working - yippee, a bit more on the list of things to do and off we go! Except when we serviced the engine the air filter disintegrated as did the new one from the cupboard! Now it was Friday afternoon, a new one couldn't be ordered until Monday and would be delivered on Tuesday - oh well, a few more days in Kalamata! There are definitely worse places to wait and the sun is shining.

Paul had a new Cobb bbq for Christmas which had its inaugural outing. After a trip to the wonderful Kalamata market we were well stocked to go and Gordon came to be guinea pig. We had a successful meal and evening being joined by Ann and Peter from Sacre Bleu for drinks after dinner. The local cats were particularly interested in the bbq (in particular the leftovers) and we now have a new best friend in Tiger, who has been adopted by the pontoon, or has he adopted them, not sure, and visits all the boats when cooking begins and his nose starts twitching! He wakes Gordon up every morning with a friendly paw through the hatch in case he's forgotten it's time for breakfast!

The link to our map seems to be stopping people leaving comments on the blog, so I've removed it from these posts for now. I will be keeping it up to date so simply go to one of the special map only posts and click the link there to see it

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