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From the Aegean to the Ionian Sea (1)

This trip turns out to include many firsts for me, as was to be expected: planning a solo multiday trip, entering the mast (se

Making of: Franchthi Cave

A little “Making Of” from Franchthi Cave in Kilada/Greece to disperse all rumors I was just being on a really long

The Franchthi Cave

At the northern side of the entrance to Kilada Bay lies an awe inspiring cave that bears quite some archeological significance

How to enter a mast solo

I know this is far from spectacular for anyone with an alpine inclination – but as people (and myself, to be fair) often

Sea Trials – and tribulations (4)

Wrapping up my posts on seatrials I thought it would be just fair to share a view moments on video¬†to whet your appetite for¬

Sea Trials – and tribulations (3)

On sailing to the island of Hydra (or Idhra) I have my first maritime visitor! It is a graceful sight on a lovely, deeply sati

Sea Trials – and Tribulations (2)

The very first short sailing trip takes me to Porto Cheli, and I get a little more wind than I care for. IDA being a catamaran

Sea trials – and tribulations (1)

Being an (ex-)naval architect of course it is my duty to test the newly acquired boat, discover its strengths and weaknesses a

The wonderful people of Kilada

The most striking experience within this first week in Greece was the helpfulness and openness of all the people I met. It is

Preparing IDA

In this first week I have busied myself with preparing the boat so it’s ready to take to the sea on Monday the 9th. Most of