Sailing Ithaka

"May your road be long and full of adventure" - C.P. Cavafy

Denmark & Sweden are Close

We were told on one tour that Denmark and Sweden have been to war more than 30 times since the Middle Ages, earning the ignominious honor of the most wars between 2 countries.  Now, all is peaceful between them; the castles are beautiful historical records;...

Around a Norwegian island, then south to Elsinore; Electric problems resolved

The winds in Stromstad abated overnight, so we decided to take the open water route to sail back south. But first we had to head into Norwegian waters to reset our EU tax calendar. We went north across the border, rounded Norway's Tisler island, taking many...

Welcome Aboard; Electrical Problems; Up to Norway

Kitty:We have been back on Ithaka for a week now and it feels good! Our bodies remember the feel of the motion of the boat, gently rocking while we sleep and surging through the waves under sail. And our bodies remember how to move, holding on, leaning in,...

A Taxi to a Bus to 2 Planes to a Taxi to a Boat

We're back to thinking boat, charts, wind, routes, provisioning, and the blog after a crazy June. We participated in a lovely wedding of our son, Sam, and now daughter-in-law, Meagan with a full complement of Cullina's and Bessey's in attendance, including...

Reflections

Kitty's Reflections on 2023

We are in Frankfurt airport on our way back to the US. Ithaka is spending the winter at Vindo Marin on the island of Orust, near the Hallberg-Rassy yard in Sweden.