Koeketiene on Tour

Going places - one day at a time

Back on track.

Just a quick update.

Last week has been quite busy/hectic, but in a good way.
The engine is fully functional again since Tuesday last week. Still a bit disappointed to have lost almost 3 weeks of sailing because the local shipyard could...

Life has a cruel sense of humour

We are rapidly approaching the third week of enforced inactivity. An inauspicious start to my sailing season.

I may have said this before, but the engine has always been the part of any of my boats causing me the most problems. Avid readers of...

A man with a plan

It's been a while, so I thought I'd share with you my plans for the immediate future and beyond.

First item on the to-do list is getting the boat hauled out. She's been in the water for about a year now, so the anodes will need changing and the...

All great things have small beginnings

End of April.
The weather’s steadily been improving as demonstrated by the increased willingness of my nearest and dearest to come sailing with me.
However, others seem to have similar ideas. You can just about forget hoisting your mainsail on...

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 tiller...

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...