Koeketiene on Tour

Going places - one day at a time

Covid, lockdown and sailing

It's been quite a 'busy' week.
Lockdown, and the effects it would have on my ability to go sailing, has been on my mind a lot lately.
So, this week, I have been out sailing at every conceivable occasion.

I may have been overdoing...

Oh happy day

It would seem that we are ready for sea. The new starter engine has been fitted and the alternator is also back in place after it got a clean bill of health. Much to the relief of my wallet.

Great day out today. The first sail of 2021 that...

Baby steps

We’re still waiting on parts, but the workshop is ‘confident’ that they will have everything they need (including time) to sort me out this week.

Every cloud has a silver lining and this week it has been the delivery of our lazybag and...

Swings and roundabouts

The joys of boat ownership.
Setting a course for happiness and freedom whilst navigating the shores of financial ruin. Or words to that effect.

We’ve been having a mixed time. Some progress and some setbacks. Let me explain.

Winter sailing

Winter sailing.
Love it. Just wish there were more opportunities to take the boat out.
At the moment, I'm lucky if I can catch a day here or there in between storms. And we seem to be getting more than our fair share of storms lately.

The new year

Second sail of the year yesterday.

To be honest, the weather was a bit crap (cold, damp and breezy), but rumours are that new/stricter Covid measures are to be announced by the French government tonight I decided to take the boat out all the...

Winter chores

Slavery gets shit done.

Whilst he was here, I made Number 2 child earn his keep.
I had a sizeable to-do list prepared.
Over a couple of days, we managed to complete all but one of the jobs.

1. Finally sorted the...


Alongside in Bénodet for the holidays.
And whilst I have him here, I might as well put him to good use for some electrical/electronic upgrades.

Mooring check

I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder but you would have to be pretty mean-spirited to say that this isn't a thing of beauty.

All the bits

Someone is going to be busy over X-Mas. 😁
Finally got all the bits.
New batteries, solar panel, battery monitor, DVSR and to top it off more B&G Triton instruments.