As another year draws to a close and we celebrate the next one making plans of all it may bring, it is also time to reflect and tally what we achieved over the last 12 months.
I find it hard to believe that time has passed so quickly and we have been living on the boat for 6.5 years since taking ownership in July 2015, that’s 2376 days.
We certainly underestimated time when we set off … originally we thought it would take us 5 years to sail home to Australia, (which if we had of headed straight home it may have done, but well, you know, we got distracted by all there is to see over here). We now know it’s going to take a while longer yet – there is a lot of the world to see on the way!
Our plans for 2022 at this stage include, hauling out the boat for polish and maintenance, more travel in Turkey (land travel). Then, set sail west back out of the Mediterranean.
I have also recently updated the “our photos” page of our blog. This is where at the end of visiting each country or major destination I collate our favourite photos into a video journal to share. I have now added;
|YEAR||SAILING SEASON||DAYS||NAUTICAL MILES||COUNTRIES||NOTES|
|2021||26/05/21 – 09/11/21||168||1788||5|
Late leaving Tunisia due to covid vaccinations.
Winter in Turkey.
|2020||03/11/20 – 31/12/20||59||1100||2|
Repairs & covid made it a short year.
Winter in Tunisia.
|2019||17/03/19 – 24/03/19||8||33||2|
|The year of the “water ingress incident” & then repairs (insurance).|
Winter in Spain.
|2018||05/05/18 – 04/11/18||184||2099||6|
Snowing in England until April (late start to season).
Haulout in Portugal (3 weeks).
Winter in Morocco.
|2017||09/03/17 – 19/12/17||286||3283||10|
The Netherlands included 31 locks &171 opening bridges.
Winter in the England.
|2016||16/01/16 – 12/12/16||332||2,597||6|
Winter in Channel Islands (Jan/Feb) & England (Dec).
|2015||16/11/15 – 19/12/15||34||127||1|
Winter in France (Cherbourg).