Njord's Adventures

17 January 2021 | Porto Turistico, Marina di Ragusa, Sicily
31 December 2020 | Porto Turistico, Marina di Ragusa, Sicily
30 December 2020 | Marina di Ragusa
30 December 2020 | Porto Turistico, Marina di Ragusa
25 December 2020 | Porto Turistico, MdR, Sicily
22 December 2020 | Marina di Ragusa Main Square
27 November 2020 | Marina di Ragusa
09 November 2020 | Porto Turistico, Marina di Ragusa
13 October 2020 | Marina di Ragusa
19 September 2020 | Marina di Ragusa
21 July 2020 | Queen Elizabeth Gardens, Salisbury
20 July 2020 | Salisbury
20 July 2020 | Salisbury
09 July 2020 | Salisbury Water Meadows
17 June 2020 | Marina di Ragusa
14 May 2020 | Salisbury
14 May 2020 | Salisbury
14 May 2020 | Wilton Road, Salisbury

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 - Croatia
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Krka Falls at Skradin
Krka Falls
Krka Falls
 
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