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 - The Algarve
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The beach at Porto de Mos looking towards Rocha Negra.  Around the promontory is Luz
A beautiful beach at Salema for sunbathing which was deserted when visited in January
Fascinating rock formations at Salema
Vic and Catherine, Clare
At Almadena the small local fishing boats are dragged back onto the slipway by the village
Looking towards the surfing beach in Almadena from one of the pretty terraces above the old Customs House.
Below is a pretty secluded beach which you can only get to by boat.  This is just infront of the exclusive golf and spa resort, Cascades in Lagos
The cliff face on the coastal walk just above the grottos at Ponta da Piedade.
On our January walk we were trying to walk around this headland, Rocha Negra to get to Luz.  However we were walking too slowly and once on the beach at Porto de Mos it was obvious that we were not going to make it before the tide came in.
Early January cliff top walk from Ponta Da Piedade, the promontory before Lagos Bay, towards Praia do Canavial
Looking towards Praia de Canavial from Praia do Porto de Mos, in outer Lagos.
New Year
Chocolate cup cakes waiting to be baked and baked.  They were delicious
Cake baking.  Jana of Scrabbler organised a birthday party in Lagos Marina for James, Liz and Brian.  Six of us went off to David
Not exactly The Algarve!  We went on a trip back to the UK and stayed with our good friends Robert & Deborah.  They took us to Stourhead Gardens a National Trust property for a Sunday walk.  It was a beautiful autumn day, cool and crisp
Across the lake at Stourhead
Stourhead ornamental lake and bridge
Ducks enjoying the lake at Stourhead
Luz, near Lagos in The Algarve
Looking from the restaurant terrace at Fortaleza da Luz.
The gardens at Fortaleza da Luz looking towards the church in the main square in Luz.  This (now) privately owned 17th century fortress is a great place for lunch on the terrace or dinner in the baronial hall with its candlelit vaulted ceiling
The views from these villas in the centre of Lux are stunning over the bay
View from the Fortaleza da Luz terrace and looking West towards Sagres
Praia de D. Ana,  This is one of the many Lagos beaches.  It is very tranquil and sheltered bay
Praia de D. Ana looking towards Lagos bay.  There are several coves and inlets along this part of the coast which link the beaches together
Praia de D. Ana.  Praia is the Portuguese for beach.
In the back ground is the Ponta de Sagres that we sailed around.  This brings you to a semi-circular bay where you can anchor if the conditions are right
Sagres bay
The Church of Our Lady of Luz is a renaissance chapel from the 16th century in the small fishing village of Luz.  It has been carefully restored
The coast looking West from the main square in Luz.  Luz has a rocky coast line here with clear water lapping the rocks.  There are small (renovated) fisherman
Praia de D. Ana, Lagos
Praia de D. Ana, Lagos
Praia de D. Ana, Lagos
A rocky outcrop just off the beach which is shaped like a man
Praia de D. Ana, Lagos
Praia de D. Ana, Lagos
Vic and Clare standing above the beach at D. Ana, Lagos  (October 2014)
View from the Palmares Golf Course overlooking the Lagos bay
View from Palmares Golf Course looking towards Ponta da Piedade, Lagos
View from the Palmares Golf Course overlooking the Lagos bay
The Palmares Golf Course overlooking the Alvor estuary
Praia de D. Ana, Lagos
Statue of Prince Henry the Navigator, Lagos
Praca Infante Henrique

One of the Square in Lagos od town
Lagos Marina
E Pontoon where Njord is berthed
Lagos Marina
Marina Suite Hotel.  As a berth holder we can use the swimming pool and for a reduced cost the gym, jacuzzi and sauna.  The sauna is probably not required in the summer as it is beautifully hot during the day.
The Marina Hotel swimming pool.
The marina cafés and restaurants from the pontoons.
Roman Villa in Vilamoura
Remains of a roman villa in Vilamoura: Remains of a noble mansion  and a public spa which is testament to how important the Roman presence was in the region
Roman vila in Vilamoura
Cerro da Vila, Vilamoura: The furnace house at Cerro da Vila - Roman ruins
Pipa Rota resturant - Vilamoura.   Nice restaurant off the main drag.  The sardines were amazing