S/V Banjo - Waltzing Round the Med

14 May 2015
27 March 2015 | Gosport
15 March 2015 | Gosport
18 February 2015
20 January 2015 | Gosport
23 December 2014 | Gosport
05 December 2014 | Cartagena
26 November 2014 | Gosport, HANTS
21 November 2014 | Gosport, Hants
09 November 2014 | Gosport, Hants
19 October 2014 | Fareham, Hants
29 September 2014 | Santa Ponsa
10 September 2014 | Palma
01 September 2014 | Santa Ponsa
29 August 2014 | Las Illetas
16 August 2014 | Palma
14 August 2014 | Mahon
11 August 2014
09 August 2014 | Salerno
06 August 2014

Pacific Crossing of 09 Reunion

09 August 2014 | Salerno
On our last big trip on Drimia, we met some fantastic cruisers and have stayed good friends with many of them. We were lucky enough to be joined by a couple of our favourites this week, Anne and Gordon off Equinox and Ian Mikado and his girlfriend, Michelle, who we hadn't met before but who managed to fit in like she'd been cruising forever! Gordon and Anne, who for some strange reason we called Morag and Flash, live in Scotland but have a house in Abruzzi in Northern Italy and Ian and Michelle are Aussies from Brisbane.
They were only able to stay with us for 5 days so we sailed a whole 83 miles (well, motored) from Salerno to Amalfi to Agropoli and back to Salerno but managed to eat and drink for most of that time and laugh. It was so good to have them with us and we tried to persuade them to come on the 4-day crossing to Mahon in Menorca but apparently they preferred to go back to Abruzzi and sample several of the local wines and eat Anne's fabulous Italian cooking. Can't think why.
Vessel Name: Banjo
Vessel Make/Model: Dufour 32
Hailing Port: Sydney
Crew: Andy Doughty/Jane Jarratt
We are Brits but moved to Australia in 2007 and became True Blue Australians in 2014! We bought our first boat, Drimia, in St Maarten in the Caribbean back in 2009 and sailed her back to Australia over nearly a year. [...]
Extra: 17/02/15 In September 2014, illness made us give up our trip and go back to the UK for treatment. Andy has myeloma and had to have chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. He is now in remission.
Home Page: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/svbanjo

Who: Andy Doughty/Jane Jarratt
Port: Sydney