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.
Njord of London's Photos - Biscay and Beyond (May 2014)
Photos 1 to 90 of 90 | Main
First light over Sines on the Portuguese Atlantic coast - 28 August 2014 on our way at 06.30 towards Lagos
Leaving Marina Parque das Nacoes, Lisbon.  This is the marina that was built for the Lisbon Expo and was re-named about four years ago.
Berthed in Marina Parque das Nacoes waiting for the right time to leave through the sluice gates.
The river boats of the Port Houses on the banks of the river on the Vila Nova de Gaia
Port house of Ferreria
Njord moored in Marina Douro
Njord coming into the Rio Douro
Coming into the coastline at Porto
Navigating in the Rio Douro
The starboard marker on the South Mole coming into Porto.  The port marker was the same shape on the North Mole (Molhe)
The pure white beach on the nature reserve which you can visit - this is Isle de Norte and one of the Islas Cies anchorages
Town hall in Viana do Castelo old town. Whilst we were here there was a weekend of drumming concerts as evening entertainment which was great
Viana do Castelo - main square church
Galician specialities
Carlos is keen on his daily walk.  Here we are on the return journey from a 9 km walk in the hills above Vigo.  Thankfully he drove us up the hill and the walk was fairly flat
Ria de Vigo from the hill walk Carlos took us one.  It was a most beautiful view through the highly scented trees
Lobster pots in the harbour at Corrubedo
Church in Palmeira
Looking across Palmeira
The monument to the emigrants pointing west in Palmeira
The bonfire on the island off Palmeira beach
La Pinta.  One of the three boats that returned with Christopher Columbus to Baiona from his travels to the New World.  This is a replica and a museum
Below decks on La Pinta
Pazo de Raxoi  - Santiago de Compostelo 

This building is now the Town Council building.  It was built in the second half of the 18th century and was the residence for priests who heard the pilgrims’ confessions at the Cathedral and also the choirmaster and choir boys.
The entrance to Viana do Castelo marina.  You can see the foot bridge lifted to gain access into the marina
Overlooking Ria de Arosa from the hill top
Friends on Njord before our Sunday sightseeing trip.
From the left: Marie, Gonzalo, Diego at the helm, Jose and Carlos
Diego,  Marie and Gonzalo in Corrubedo having tapas
Ria de Arosa
Njord pumped up and waiting to take us to the beach on the Islas Cies
Looking across the Cathedral Square in Santiago
Carlos and Diego in Corrubedo fishing village
The tallship bringing tourists for the day  to the Islas Cies
Tapas feast in Palmeria
Vic trying to look cool and chilled as the chaos of getting ready to leave for the  morning
Paula, Carlos
The old town in Santiago - very charming
Faro Corrubedo constructed in 1852

It is protecting the rocks off Porto Vilagarcia
The Eucalyptus forest behind Camarinas.  This forest leads up to the lighthouse Vilan on the headland
Two lovely white sand beaches on the other side of the Ria to Camarinas town
Camarinas from the harbour
The fishing fleet in Camarinas harbour
Approach to Camarinas from the Ria
Pta del Castillo - the coast line in Ria de Camarinas
Leaving A Coruna.  The famous Torres de Hercules is in the distance
Portrait of Maria Pita in the museum dedicated to her life in A Coruna.  She was m
The Mexican silver alter in the church dedicated to Sailors in A Coruna
We had an excellent visit to the local aquarium.  This pulpo (octopus) is very happy he is in a safe aquarium tank and not out there getting ready to be made into one of the local culinary specialities
Warship Juan Carlos I ensign and signal flags whilst moored in A Coruna port
Torres de Hercules.  A world heritage site and the oldest working lighthouse in the world
The view from the top of the Tower of Hercules, A coruna
Torres de Hercules, A Coruna
Vic in front of the Tower of Hercules
The splendid view from the base of the Tower of Hercules
Jon on a mission to photograph the scenery in A Coruna
The Town Hall in Maria Pita Square in A Coruna
Jon with the bust of Sir John Moore in San Carlos gardens, A Coruna
Stained glass windows in the Church of Santiago - St. James the Apostle.  This church claims to be the oldest church in Corunna and was built between the 12th and 13th centuries.
Stained glass windows in the Church of Santiago - St. James the Apostle.
The cannon pointing out to sea over the entrance to A Coruna on St. Anton
Relief on the statue in Maria Pita Square.  This shows the bay of Coruna and where Drake and his men were to come into
Statue in Maria Pita Square depicting Drake and his men trying to establish control in A Coruna but being defeated by Maria Pita
Statue in Maria Pita Square and the relief shows Drake
A Church dedicated to Sailors in A Coruna
The port control tower for A Coruna.  This is where our message to the Coast Guard came in to tell them we had arrived safely at the end of our passage
Monument to Sir Francis Drake in Plymouth.  This is appropriate to record as one of Drake
Njord leaving Plymouth for Northern Spain