Njord's Adventures

11 July 2019
11 July 2019 | Abelike Bay, Meganisi
11 July 2019 | Sivota, Nisos Lefkas
11 July 2019 | Sivota, Nisos Lefkas
09 July 2019 | Vassiliki Bay, Lefkada
09 July 2019 | Vassiliki Bay, Lefkada
08 July 2019 | Foki Beach, Cepalonia
08 July 2019 | Kalo Limeni, Cephalonia
06 July 2019 | Andisami, Cephalonia
06 July 2019 | Costas' Taverna: Ay Nikolas, Zakynthos
30 June 2019 | Zakinthos
30 June 2019 | Zakinthos Town Harbour
30 June 2019 | Between Pylos and Kiparissa
29 June 2019 | Katakolon
29 June 2019 | Kiparrissa
26 June 2019 | Pylos anchorage
26 June 2019 | Methoni
26 June 2019 | Zanga Beach, Faneromeni, S. of Ak. Livadhia & Koroni harbour
20 June 2019 | Karavostasi
19 June 2019 | Kalamata

Aerial photograph of Porto Turistico, Marina di Ragusa

17 January 2021 | Porto Turistico, Marina di Ragusa, Sicily
Clare
This beautiful aerial photograph was taken by a local photographer (January 2021) and we have highlighted Njord in her berth so you know where she has spent her winters recently.

2020 was a hard year on many accounts, Covid related restrictions all over the world, sad and distressing times for many people and grappling with the arrangements that came along for sailors and their yachts on December 31, 2020 when Britain left the EU.

Jon Boon’s Njord Adventures

17 January 2021
Clare
Extract from our friend Jon Boon's article published in the December 2020 Cruising Association Magazine. If you are a CA member the full article is on page 50.

"... All my crewing has entailed good journeys, but one stands out as greatly significant, a first amongst equals: the voyages of Njord, a Malo 39 Classic, with Vic Farhi and Clare Harrison.

Between Ipswich and Plymouth we had encounters with a Dunkirk Little Ship and Arthur Ransome's Nancy Blackett. We crossed Biscay for A Coruña in May 2014. We continued over the years through the Mediterranean via all the bits in between to Thessaloniki. Crossing the Adriatic to Croatia gave a most challenging moment when we were caught in a dry lightning storm, bolts crashing down all around, and the smell of ozone was dominant. Vic was the brave volunteer helmsman at that moment. We learnt a lot about the CAPE index which measures probability of lightning.


It's the company and shared experiences that makes a voyage. On Njord when weather or circumstance became more challenging, we become calmer and talk quietly with careful consideration and purpose.


We gave the historic locations of the Mediterranean a good thrashing and visited the grave of war poet Rupert Brook on the island of Skiros, where I placed a post and poppy for Sgt Robert Maughan, a soldier in my section, killed on active service..."


Photograph: Rupert Brook’s grave on Skiros

New Year’s Eve - 31 December 2020

31 December 2020 | Porto Turistico, Marina di Ragusa, Sicily
Clare
NJORD OF LONDON IN PORTO TURISTICO, MARINA DI RAGUSA, SICILY

It is important that Njord is detailed as being in the EU on December 31, 2020 when the UK finally leaves Europe. This retains her VAT paid status. Njord was built in Sweden at the Malo yard in 2000. Her first owners were German and she is German (i.e. EU) VAT paid.

We took a screen shot of Njord's position on Marine Traffic using her AIS positioning.

Christmas Yacht Lights in Porto Turistico, MdR

30 December 2020 | Marina di Ragusa
Clare
This is the central runway pontoon off which all our pontoons stem. We are up in the top left hand corner

The new moon is shy tonight

30 December 2020 | Porto Turistico, Marina di Ragusa
Clare
The full moon hid behind the clouds whilst we walked back to the pontoons tonight, the night before New Year’s Eve, but it is still a pretty nightscape

Christmas Tree for the Marina

25 December 2020 | Porto Turistico, MdR, Sicily
Clare
Merry Christmas everyone from another sunny day in December in Marina di Ragusa, Sicily
Vessel Name: Njord of London
Vessel Make/Model: Malo 39 Classic
Crew: Vic Farhi & Clare Harrison
About: Learnt to sail together and the first sailing experience was in Lanzarote in 2005. We then bought Mandarin, a Bavaria 39 and in June 2012 bought Njord, a Malo 39 from the Baltic.
Extra: As attributed to Mark Twain: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bow lines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Njord of London's Photos - Main
Two weeks of blissful sailing gently around the Ionian in 2019. High season for chartered and family holidays yet we still managed to find some less frequented bays to drop the hook
35 Photos
Created 6 August 2019
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Created 6 October 2018
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Created 17 June 2018
27 Photos
Created 1 October 2017
37 Photos
Created 8 September 2017
Poros, Monevasia, AK Matelas, Elfonisis, Yithon, Porto Kayio, Kalamata, Methoni, Ormos Navarino, Pilos, Katakolon, Ormos Keri - Zakinthos
31 Photos
Created 6 August 2017
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Created 3 June 2017
A pod of dolphins: Mums, Dads and babies were circling in around a shoal of fish diving in and out of the water
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Created 28 May 2017
24 Photos
Created 4 December 2016
34 Photos
Created 15 November 2015
In September 2014 we made it to The Algarve.
56 Photos
Created 3 September 2014
This album doesn't just show our sailing activities but also our time with my brother and his family in Lisbon
34 Photos
Created 25 July 2014
The marinas and anchorages on Njord's Adventures
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Created 25 July 2014
Our photo album to compliment our blog and our journey from Plymouth, across Biscay and down the Atlantic Coast of Spain & Portugal
90 Photos
Created 7 June 2014
Work done on Njord
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Created 16 May 2014
June 2012 - 2013 The Beginning: Germany to The West Country
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Created 13 July 2013