Njord's Adventures

14 May 2020 | Salisbury
14 May 2020 | Salisbury
14 May 2020 | Wilton Road, Salisbury
11 April 2020 | Salisbury
21 March 2020 | Salisbury
21 March 2020 | St. Thomas's Church, Salisbury
21 March 2020 | St. Thimas's Church, Salisbury
23 February 2020
23 February 2020 | Montacute. House, Somerset
23 February 2020 | Calisbury Cathedral
15 December 2019 | Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire
22 September 2019 | Marina di Ragusa
22 September 2019 | Corfu to Marina di Ragusa
23 August 2019 | Gouvia Marina Yard
23 August 2019 | Telesilla Hotel, Gouvia Marina
23 August 2019 | Tellesilla Hotel, Gouvia
06 August 2019 | Ionian
22 July 2019 | Cleopatra Marina, Preveza

300944 eventually arrives ...

14 May 2020 | Salisbury
300944 is the "buyacow.uk" cow, (well part cow) we bought and the delivery finally arrived today. We have been waiting a whlie for our cow and even have some appropriately name "Con Carne" Malbec to pair the steak with tonight for our supper. We have already tested the wine and it is delicious.

We bought a cow.... well part of one!

14 May 2020 | Salisbury
With the lock down food shopping was a bit hit and miss to begin with. But the supermarkets have done a great job and opened up many thousands of home delivery and click and collect slots. We don't have a car so we have been going for large and infrequent home delivery slots.

But what has happened out of all this is alternative suppliers are delivering and opening up their wares to indivduals. We get a regular delivery from a company in Shaftsbury called La Chasse. They usually sell to restaurants. I think we were their first customers and have three excellent orders now.

One of Vic's friends told us about "Buy a Cow.uk". Being intrigued we investigated this and ended up ordering part of cow 300944.

9th week of self isolation with Covid-19

14 May 2020 | Wilton Road, Salisbury
This is the view from our sitting room window in our Salisbury flat at 19.00. Very quiet for one of the busiest roundabouts in Salisbury, St. Paul's.

We are following 4 sessions of yoga a week on Zoom with Yogisal, spend more time on What's App chit chatting with friends and connecting with video calls. Our Devon friends have been constructing a shepherds hut in their beautiful garden. The garden slopes steeply and the hut sits at the top of the slope with stunnung views over Cornwall. They have been making daily videos to send us on their amazing endeavours. Now the sun is out they are able to take advantage of all that hard work. The hut is a true masterpiece.

The Cruising Association has set up their talks via Zoom and watching the last two sessions makes us want to be back in Sicily with Njord.

Njord is being well looked after by our great friends from Flirtie. They are stuck in Marina di Ragusa whilst we are stuck in Salisbury. We keep sending Njord lots of presents so she still feels loved and Flirtie even received a present in our last Force4 parcel too so as not be left out.

4th week of self isolation with Covid-19

18 April 2020
We are in Salisbury in a nice rental flat and in the 4th week of self-isolation. So good so far, but how all this unknown progresses who knows?

Happy Easter Everyone

11 April 2020 | Salisbury
Happy Easter

Stay in, stay safe and take care

Best wishes

The Cathedral Close, Salisbury

21 March 2020 | Salisbury
A lovely sunny day at the beginning of March.

Stay safe everyone in these unprecedented times.

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.
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Looking towards the Great Barn at Buckland Abbey
Gardens at Buckland Abbey, NT property
Entrance to Buckland Abbey, NT property
Mended and enhanced anchor chain feeder.  It now has a lip at the top of the feeder to allow the chain to run through it more smoothly and the diameter is greater.  The original was bent when the new galvanised chain got stuck in the feeder.  This is super strong!
We have finally got round to naming the safety horseshoe buoy.
Jon climbing Njord
Our outboard engine for Dennis our dinghy.

Yamaha 4 stroke
From Mount Wise looking towards Royal William Yard; a photo taken on the first sunny day in 2014
"Dennis The Menace"

Our trusted dinghy who usually would rather stay wrapped up safely on board than out in the river.  Here he is on his way to the pub at Dittisham
Vic testing out our new shiny bow ladder for our Mediterranean bows to mooring
The new bow ladder face on
The design of our bow ladder is clever in that it is held against the stem by "V" necked support
In the storms the waves bash against the coastal wall at Dawlish in Devon.   This is where the main railway line hugs the coast on the route from Penzance to Exeter.  

February 2014
The rail track at Dawlish suspended above the sea where the wall has fallen victim to the storms.  

February 2014
Enjoying a drink by the fire:

Le Vieux Presbyter, Argoules 80120, France
The sitting room:

Le Vieux Presbyter, Argoules 80120, France
Deborah relaxing at the house in Argoules
The sitting room:

Le Vieux Presbyter, Argoules 80120, France
The kitchen dresser:

Le Vieux Presbyter, Argoules 80120, France
The dining room where we had all our evening meals of cheese, pate and of course French wines:
Le Vieux Presbyter, Argoules 80120, France
From the first floor looking out at the front of the house:

Le Vieux Presbyter, Argoules 80120, France
One of the three double bedrooms:

Le Vieux Presbyter, Argoules 80120, France
The terrace from the kitchen up to the garden:

Le Vieux Presbyter, Argoules 80120, France
The Garden:

Le Vieux Presbyter, Argoules 80120, France
Amusing Christmas scene - what me!
Njord looking spick and span for Christmas
Njord with her tinsel hanging from the grab rail
Opening presents on board Crazy Diamond during the final courses of the safari Xmas lunch.  It was about 21.00hrs mind you!
Dessert and cheese course on Crazy Diamond for Xmas Day safari lunch
Clockwise: Jemima, Jane, Vic & Clare
End of the main course on board Njord for the Xmas safari lunch
1st course of safari Xmas day lunch on Svano.
Clockwise: Malcolm, Jemima, Clare, Jane
Robert & Deborah enjoying Njord
At the start of the safari Xmas lunch on Njord, trying out the Njord Winter Warmer
Pre-Christmas drinks on board Njord.  Vic
Cocktails on Njord - Njord
Ronnie and Camilla going out for a hack.
Njord with her Christmas lights
Clare, looking serious getting ready for the Christmas safari lunch which was the main course on Njord
Clare, smiling this time!
Tanners.  We had a Christmas lunch at Tanners in the week leading up to Christmas with Neill.  We had beautiful wines (several bottles) and Christmas turkey
Ahoy there!  A fun card sent to us by Sea Power based in Ipswich
Twister Fairground ride - holding on for dear life.
Twister - Scary fairground ride for Christmas!
The Plymouth Gin Distillery is the oldest working gin distillery in England and they have been making gin since 1793.  "The Refectory" in the medieval building is believed to be the room where the Pilgrim Fathers spent their last night before setting sail for the New World.  This gin was used in the first ever documented Dry Martini in 1896.  Vic is going to be Njord
This plaque commemorates Viscountess Nancy Astor who made history when she became the first female MP to take a set in the House of Commons after her husband took his seat in the House of Lords.  She represented the Plymouth ward of Sutton for 25 years.  She was also the Lord Mayor of Plymouth during the war.  The plaque is on the Civic Hall
This is the very peaceful and tranquil Elizabethan Garden in the Barbican in Plymouth
Commander Charles Crichton was key in the organisation of the Thanksgiving Day celebrations in Plymouth.
Lt. Commander Alan Brechbill, the US Embassy Deputy Naval Attache at the ceremony meeting and greeting outside the Civic Hall in Plymouth for Thanksgiving Day.  He and his family came from London especially for the celebrations and represented US Senator Murray
Look at those smart walking boots!  On the way to Royal William Yard via The Hoe, in the rain!
Cheese board for Trafalgar Night on board CD.
Check out Njord
The side flaps to Njord
The material is great it allows you to look out but not in when the sun is shining!
Fitting Njord
The roof of the bimini
Banjo, "Executive Assistant" to Sarah and Heather at Ocean Canvas.  She is waiting for her payment (doggie treats) after overseeing the bimini fitting.
The Plymouth Eye on Thanksgiving Day from the top of The Hoe
US D Day Memorial
Saltash Passage, Plymouth
Cawsand - October 2013
Cawsand Bay anchorage - October 2013
Sailing in Wembury Bay - Sunday races
The banks of the River Yealm.  High Water at "Springs" so the sand bar is well covered
Looking down river to the entrance of the River Yealm and Wembury Bay
Banks of the River Yealm
"Purchase" for inner forestay stowage -40mm fiddle becket cam and fiddle plus rope
Allspars Rigging, Plymouth
VPS upgrade with 2 x clutches, 2 x cheek blocks and new heel hoist rope.
Allspars Rigging, Plymouth
Royal William Yard - Plymouth
This collection of Grade 1 listed buildings are only part of the yard which was designed in Victorian times by Sir John Rennie and built between 1825 & 1831.  The area has become a “foodie” destination with many different restaurants, a bakery, wine bar, gallery and trendy apartments.

September 2013
Sunset over River Helford
September 2013
Sky over River Helford
The Gangnam Dance
Nicholas and his wedding speech
Tiffany with all of Nicholas
Vic, Tiffany, Nicholas and Julie
Vic, Clare, Tiffany, Nicholas, Julie and Henry.
The happy couple
Just married
Vic all dressed up!
The happy couple before the big day
June 2013
View of Prussia Cove from coast path.  Seals were basking on the rocks.
June 2013
Prussia Cove from the estate grounds
June 2013
The view from the garden over looking Prussia Cove
Porth-En-Alls.  The wedding location.  This is a lovely family estate overlooking the Atlantic on the South West coast of Cornwall and is 6 miles east of Penzance.
June 2013
View from Njord
June 2013
Leaving Dartmouth on our way to Plymouth
June 2013
Dartmouth from our visitors pontoon
June 2013
Entering Dartmouth on the trip from The Solent to The West Country for the summer
The Nancy Blackett and Njord in Brighton Marina - June 2013.  The Nancy Blackett was Arthur Ransome
May 2013
Passing the White Cliffs of Dover on the journey to The Solent from Ipswich
June 2013
Ramsgate Town Quay from the marina
Jon Boon in Ramsgate Port - June 2013
Jon is in front of the "Home for Smack Boys" in the Port.  A "smack" is a traditional fishing boat which was mainly in use up until the Second World War.  There was a large fleet that operated from Ramsgate.  The "smacks" generally had gaff cutter rigs. The sails usually had that distinctive red ochre colour which was a proofing that was applied after a couple of years of use.  The original sails would have been white cotton
May 2013
April 2013
Njord back in her berth after the annual lift out
April 2013
Njord on the hard at Ipswich Haven Marina having just been anti-fouled for the season
Summer 2012
Old Gaffers
August 2012 to May 2013
April 2013
Seals basking in the first sunny day of the year on the beach at Crinkle Hill, Norfolk
February 2013
The big freeze of 2013.  The temperature dropped to minus 13 degrees C on several occasions during the winter months
September 2012
River Orwell
October 2012
Autumn sky in Ipswich Haven Marina
September 2012
Pauline & Anthony with Vic in the Ipswich Lock waiting to leave outbound for a day
The walled garden where the ceremony will shortly take place
June 2012
Our beautiful Malo 39 is lifted from the truck by the Endeavour Quay hoist to be put in her cradle so work can be don on her before we launch her in the UK
June 2012
Njord (formerly known as Anita of Wisemar) arrives at Endeavour Quay over The Queen
May 2012
Just about to do the sea trial on Njord (formerly known as Anita) in Griefswald, East Germany on The Baltic
May 2012 
Njord in Griesfwald, Germany