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Sailing Green Island, Antigua

...on the south coast of Antigua round to Green Island. Although it was only 9nm away it proved...

March 10th, 2004|log|2 Comments

Our Own Private Hideaway

Island Hideaway is paradise on earth. There, I’ve said it. What was supposed to be a quick two-day stop-over turned into a five day mini-break as Liz and I...

March 14th, 2013|log|71 Comments

A Divided Island

...countries lay claim to this island? Certainly the (ancient) Greeks had it for a while, but then so did the (Italian) Romans, (Ottoman) Turks, and what about the...

August 28th, 2008|observation|0 Comments

The Fertile and Picturesque Island of Samos

I have just had the sail of my life: I covered 73 miles in 13 hours in 25 knots of wind, passing eight Greek islands along the way. In...

September 1st, 2009|log|8 Comments

On An Island…

Before we go any further let’s just clear one thing up: the spelling of this island. Why does it have so many different spellings? I’m not sure...

August 21st, 2008|rucks|0 Comments

100% cok: how to survive on Thilafushi Island

The experts will tell you there are three kinds of island in The Maldives: inhabited, uninhabited and resort. We’ve just spent six days on a fourth kind, one for...

April 17th, 2013|log|2 Comments

Sark – The Toytown Channel Island

The Channel islands shipping broadcast is at 6am, not 5.30, so we enjoyed half an hour’s sleep in. Have they not heard of miles? After our usual...

July 31st, 2003|log|0 Comments

Sadla Island

This is Sadla Island, a beautifully desolate volcanic island just off Mersa Dudo, Eritrea. Sadla Island looking SE In this podcast we take a trip ashore and start by...

February 23rd, 2010|podcast|3 Comments

Unique Udaipur

...marble hotels and a Monte Carlo-esque palace. Decorative islands float in the middle. At night, with the soft orange lights from the surrounding buildings bouncing off the water, it is...

September 29th, 2011|log|9 Comments

Islas Cies – A Secret Paradise

...fact that ferry services cart many hundreds of Spanish every day to and from the mainland, it still retains its desert island feel. There are very few buildings on the...

August 21st, 2003|log|0 Comments

Hauling Out In Gulf Craft

The Maldivian island of Thilafushi was infamously documented in the BBC series Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve. Venturing onto this elongated horseshoe-shaped island, just a few kilometres west of...

April 16th, 2013|log|0 Comments

Getting Creative On Gemiler Island

  After allowing Millie to stuff her face with fish (she eats about three and then plays with the rest) we motored over to Gemiler Island where...

August 8th, 2008|rucks, strange people|0 Comments

The ‘New’ Maldives

...kicking. Taking inspiration from India’s homestays, Maldivians are opening up their houses to travellers. Liz describes the two islands on the next part of our trip, and profiles the new...

April 21st, 2013|log|0 Comments

Halloumi Cheese, Anyone?

...her sell-by date. This is possibly what one might suspect of the south coast of the island, though I’ve not been there and couldn’t possibly...

August 27th, 2008|log|0 Comments

Bright Eyes!

Half way through the holiday and Jamie certainly made today an adventurous one. We visited Rabbit Island, which as the name suggests, is an...

September 30th, 2005|log|0 Comments

Rhodes Island, Greece

One of the more boring aspects of living in Turkey is having to renew visas every three months. This we do by popping over to the nearest Greek Island...

June 13th, 2007|log|0 Comments

Ilkin of Delta Marina, Northern Cyprus

...vital that the island looks forward. “As you know the island has a severe water problem and one solution that Turkey has put forward is to pipe drinking water from...

September 6th, 2008|meeting new people, through the porthole|0 Comments

Meeting Mad Lords

...to piece it all together. What I omit due to an aging memory may be colourfully completed by some snaps of this extremely beautiful Caribbean island. Sadly it was in...

January 20th, 2004|meeting new people, strange people|0 Comments

Millie Disappears

...restaurant area on Tersane island. Immediately we started imagining little Mills being chased up a tree by a savage gun dog. Actually two of the four dogs are...

July 18th, 2008|log|0 Comments

Cowries, Turtles, Ospreys and Graves!

First sunset on Esper, taken from Sadla Island The moment we stepped ashore on Sadla Island our senses were on fire. Liz stopped there and then, staying put to...

February 25th, 2010|log|18 Comments