• June 29

    June 29 We were up early and underway at 3:30 am hoping to catch a good wind to Prevaza the last several days were a problem due to winds kicking up the seas and the crossing seas can be a problem for Odelia. The trip down was uneventful and smooth, although a little chilly. We [… more]

  • Market day!

    One of the most interesting things we do when we travel either by RV or by Boat is go to the market. You can get a flavor of the people that you are visiting by looking at the food that they buy. If you can get to visit a farmer’s market you see more than [… more]

  • Saturday is the day to move

    Looking at the various weather models the day to move is Saturday. Normally Odelia would not move on Shabbot but on rare occasions weather does not permit any other time and this is one of them. So today we will check out of the marina in Gouvia and move down to Corfu town to anchor. [… more]

  • Definition: Cruising – Boat maintenance done in nice places.

    The definition of the cruising life is boat maintenance done in nice places. Another truism is that it takes about 1 hour per foot of length per week to keep a boat in good condition. So it takes over 60 hours a week to keep Odelia in good condition. We know how hard it is [… more]

  • Corfu

    Last night after dinner we went for a walk out to the end of the street for the festival they were having for the town. There was a live band and kids were dancing and the adults were talking and eating, and watching the kids dance. We watched the band for a while and then [… more]

  • June 23-24

    June 23-24   On Friday when we arrived we asked the Customs people if they were going to be open on Sunday so we could check out. “No Problem, open 8 O’clock” When they found out that we were staying on anchor they customs guy said but you need 3 copies of this form and [… more]

  • Good internet connection this a.m. Check the gallery

    As is usual I wake up about 5am local time. Budva is a nightlife kind of town so for some reason at 5.am the internet connection was working pretty good. I took the chance to do a bit of photoalbum work so check out the new additions to our gallery of our 2013 Med Sea [… more]

  • Leaving Tivat now in Budva heading straight to Greece

    Just a short note, Rick and I are in the Old Fisherman’s bar in Budva, Montenegro. All things going well except for the long distance wifi antenna seems to be having a moment. We are going to go directly from Montengro to Greece and avoid Albania. The Lonely Planet guide is a land based travel [… more]

  • longer TEXT post

    The internet connection at the Marina SUCKS! so no pictures However We’re OFF! It was nice to be leaving late in the day. We had all day to get ready to check on things to double check the lists… It gave us a good night sleep, we had all day to worry about stuff so [… more]

  • Odelia is in the water.

    Success. Odelia is in the water. Rick has an AIS Class b (Pleasure boat) transmitter. So if you want to see exactly where we are this link should give you the current position. Near the bottom of the link is Current Vessel Track If you click the current vessel track you will see where we [… more]

  • Arrived in Montenegro

    More later but we have arrived in Tivat Montenegro, I’m currently in the Porto Montenegro Marina at the restaurant One waiting for Rick and Tsipy for our fall back position. It is 30 C sunny and lovely weather, having a beer on the patio, it’s just after 2:30 and I love it. Even if it [… more]

  • That sinking feeling

    Whenever we are getting ready for a serious trip we always get a sinking feeling. What have we forgotten? Health insurance: We don’t leave home without it but we had to get our regular 31 day package extended. Check! Travel Insurance: Originally we got this because of health issues related to Bonnie’s brother Brian and [… more]