Jun 24 2017

To Guest on S/V “Blue Moon” – Part 4

May 22nd 2017
07.22h – the sun is shining and peering outside, the water looks very calm, almost like a mirror! What a beautiful morning
I decided to stay a bit longer in bed, dozing for a while and simply tried to get over the fact, that we ARE living on a boat (if only for a week)!
Around eight o’clock I joined Patrik outside, drinking coffee and admiring the beautiful view.
We had our briefing and decided “Porto Brandinchi” would be our aim for today. Another lovely anchoring spot.
Then it was time for WOBBLES. That meant checking our two engines according to this easy-to-remember checklist:

Jun 16 2017

To Guest on S/V “Blue Moon” – Part 3

May 21th 2017
It was 07.30h when I woke up and I heard Patrik in the galley, preparing coffee.

The sun was shining and – ready for action – I got up, did our very comfy bed and after getting dressed joined my “captain” in the cockpit.

We enjoyed our orange juice and coffee, waved “Buongiorno’s” to others and planned our first day – around 10.00 we wanted to leave the marina. Also, we both couldn’t believe how deep and sound we’ve slept. Very unusual for a first night in a foreign “water”-bed!

Jun 10 2017

To Guest on S/V “Blue Moon” – Part 2

May 20th 2017
“Good Morning, Ladies and Gentlemen! We would like to inform you that……..”
05.15h a.m., and that was our wake-up call through the speakers in four languages, accompanied by soft harp music! How silly romantic is that? *hahaha*
According to the “lady on air”, we were approaching Olbia harbour and breakfast was available on deck eight. At 06.30h a.m. it was scheduled to arrive at our destination!
Orange juice and coffee was ok for Patrik and me, we are no breakfast persons. Then, we were waiting with a lot others, at the stairs which led to the car decks. The weather outside looked promising: Sunny and blue sky – what a greeting 🌞

Jun 03 2017

To Guest on S/V “Blue Moon” – Part 1

May 19th 2017
Finally, the long awaited day has arrived: Today we will drive to Livorno, take the ferry to Olbia/Sardinia and start our holiday on a catamaran, Leopard 384! How exciting is that?!
As planned, sharp just after 10 o’clock we left our home and (sadly) Odin. The weather wasn’t too prickling with clouds and rain. Whereas the forecast for Sardinia was sunny and between 25°-30° C! Also the winds were promised to be around 10-15 knots – good for us.

May 29 2017

A Little Appetizer….

….from our fantastic week in Sardinia!
Unfortunately, the holidays are already history 🙁

More will follow on Saturday…..so be ready for many cool pics!

May 19 2017

So Long…

Ten o’clock tonight the ferry will leave the port towards Sardinia, hopefully with us on board….
At 06.30h tomorrow morning we will arrive in Olbia, preferably after a good nights rest and some sunshine 🌞
Then, we will have the whole day for us, to have a look around. Which is nice, as we won’t be able to explore the island itself later on. The last grocery shopping will also be done, I guess. Around five, we hope, the boat will be ready for us.

May 13 2017

One Week To Go!

After all these months of planning, looking forward, being excited and maybe drive each other and others almost nuts, it’s finally only one week left to our sailing adventure! We are so happy and can hardly wait!
Patrik kept himself busy with navigating the daily sailing routes on the maps, looking for suitable anchoring spots and which night we will spend in a port.

May 06 2017

Views from our surrounding

Nikon Coolpix B700 pictures

Last weekend we took a walk around the area where we live and of animals around.
When doing so I tested our new camera which is a Nikon B700.
Why we chose this model was because of the compact design. The objective mounted is a Nikkor 60X wide optical zoom.
The good with this is that we never need to change objective. Most probably there exists much better cameras but on the other hand we are no professionals. We need a camera for quick operation and the both without zoom and with far away objects.

Apr 28 2017

Intruders in the House!

Well, since we live in the countryside. It’s not unusual of course, to have foxes, mice, squirrels, birds, edible dormice, hedgehogs, martens…..you name it….in the garden and on the roof.
These visitors keep me very busy during daytime (when I’m not asleep). Me snooping around in our garden and try to find out, who visited us during night time. It’s quite thrilling, detecting all these different scents and sometimes even marks. But I’m not sure, I would actually like to meet one of them…I heard, some are bigger than cats and have sharp teeth as well *gulp*

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