Our Journey

Our Journey So Far . . .

We set sail from Le Havre (France) in November 2015 to explore Europe and beyond with the plan to eventually sail our way back home to Australia. 

However Australia is a long way off, we have a lot to see on the way so the more immediate (current) plan is . . . Explore Europe. 

No timeframe, no hurry, no expectations but to enjoy and do so at the mercy of the wind, the tide and the current – not to fight it but to go with it.

So far, over the three years we have sailed and explored France, the Channel Islands, England (the South West coasts), the Republic of Ireland, Scotland, England (East coast), The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Spain & Portugal … want to know more continue below for detail.

Red Roo Map
Year 1 Blue, Year 2 Red, Year 3 Pink

CURRENT TRACKING FOR 2018

Listed below is where we have sailed & explored, categorised by countries, along with maps (note: the maps are interactive so you can zoom in and out etc).  To find our current location click here.

PORTUGAL (2018)

  • Leixões (Porto) ⚓️
  • Averio ⚓️
  • Figueira da Foz
  • Peniche ⚓️
  • Cascais ⚓️
  • Lisbon
  • Sesimbra ⚓️
  • Sines ⚓️
  • Sagres ⚓️
  • Lagos ⚓️
  • Portimao ⚓️

SPAIN (2018)

Blog posts numbers 133 – 135 (access “Blog Posts” here)

  • Gijón
  • Ribadeo ⚓️
  • Puerto Alũmina Espanda ⚓️
  • Carino ⚓️
  • Cedeira ⚓️
  • Ria de Ferrol ⚓️
  • Sada ⚓️
  • A Cornuña
  • Camariñas ⚓️
  • Muros ⚓️
  • A Ribeira de Maio ⚓️
  • Illote Guidoiro Areoso ⚓️
  • Ribeira ⚓️
  • Combarro ⚓️
  • Vigo
  • Vigo Nudist Beach ⚓️
  • Baiona ⚓️

FRANCE II (2018)

Blog posts numbers 126 – 133 (access “Blog Posts” here)

  • Grandville
  • Ile Chausey ⚓️
  • Erquy ⚓️
  • Paimpol
  • Ile de Brehat ⚓️
  • Perros-Guirec ⚓️
  • Roscoff
  • L’Aber-Wrac’h ⚓️
  • Caramet-sur-mer ⚓️
  • Sainte Evette ⚓️
  • Loctudy ⚓️
  • Concarneau
  • Iles de Glenan ⚓️
  • Lomener ⚓️
  • Port Haliguen ⚓️
  • Vannes
  • Ile Houat ⚓️
  • La Croix ⚓️
  • Ile de Rè ⚓️
  • La Rochelle
  • Ile de Rè ⚓️

UK III (2018)

Blog posts numbers 124 & 125  (access “Blog Posts” here)

  • Ipswich
  • Harwich
  • Ramsgate
  • Sandgate ⚓️
  • Eastbourne ⚓️
  • Brighton
  • Chichester Bay ⚓️
  • Newtown River ⚓️

DENMARK (2017)

Blog posts numbers 108 –  114 (access “Blog Posts” here)

  • Christiansø
  • Svaneke (Bornholm)
  • Allinge (Bornholm)
  • Copenhagen
  • Helsingør
  • Gilleleje
  • Odden Havn
  • Ballen
  • Middelfart
  • Lyø
  • Ærøskøbing
  • Marstal

SWEDEN (2017)

Blog posts numbers 106 – 109.  Note we also visit a couple of Danish islands whilst sailing the Swedish coast and these are included in the map and blogs but not the list below (access “Blog Posts” here).

  • Idofladen
  • Störfladen
  • Galtholmen
  • Storö-Bockö
  • Ostholmen
  • Kärrtorpsviken
  • Stockholm
  • Aġno (Trättfatet)
  • Ornö
  • Utö
  • Ränö – Skutriken
  • Landsort
  • Nykoping
  • Riso
  • Harstena
  • Visby – Gotland
  • Klintehamn – Gotland
  • Byxelkrok – Öland
  • Borgholm – Öland
  • Kalmar
  • Kristianopel
  • Utklippan
  • Kåseberga
  • Ystad
  • Höllviken Beach (Falsterbo Canal)

FINLAND (2017):

Blog posts numbers 102 – 105  (access “Blog Posts” here)

  • Helsinki
  • Finland Archipelago
    • Gåsgrund Island
    • Stora Svartö
    • Elisaari / Älgsjö
    • Alglo Island
    • Älgö Rödjan
    • Hanko
    • Örö
    • Hummelholmen
    • Björkö
    • Jurmo
    • Aspö
    • Österskär
    • Jungfruskär
  • Åland Islands
    • Sandö
    • Kobba Klintar
    • Mariehamn

ESTONIA (2017):

Blog posts numbers 100 & 101 (access “Blog Posts” here)

  • Kuressaare
  • Kuivastu
  • Sviby
  • Haapsalu
  • Tallinn

LATVIA (2017):

Blog post number 100  (access “Blog Posts” here)

  • Liepaja
  • Pavilosta
  • Ventspils

LITHUANIA (2017):

Blog post number 100  (access “Blog Posts” here)

  • Klaipeda

POLAND (2017):

Blog posts numbers 99 – 100  (access “Blog Posts” here)

  • Swinoujscie
  • Kolobrzeg
  • Darlowo
  • Leba
  • Hel
  • Gdansk

GERMANY (2017):

Blog posts numbers 92 – 98  & 115 (access “Blog Posts” here)

  • Brunsbuttel
  • Budelsdorfer (Lake Obereider)
  • Laboe (Kiel)
  • Travemunde & Lübeck
  • Wismar
  • Kuhlungsborn
  • Stralsund

THE NETHERLANDS (2017):

Blog posts numbers 71 – 91  (access “Blog Posts” here)

  • Vlissingen
  • Oosterschelde
  • Zierikzee
  • Middelburg
  • Mosselbank (Grevelingenmeer)
  • Willemstad
  • Dordrecht
  • Ijesselmonde
  • Gouda
  • Oudewatering
  • Westeinderplassen
  • Lisse
  • Haarlem
  • Amsterdam
  • Volendam
  • Hoorn
  • Enkhuizen
  • Lemmer
  • Sloten
  • Grou (Pikmar)
  • Leeuwarden
  • Dokkum
  • Lauwersoog

We visited The Netherlands again in 2017 on our return journey back to the UK and took a slightly different route through Holland.  Our return journey is shown above and the additional new villages stopped at listed below (not repeating those visited earlier in the year).  Blog posts numbers 116 – 123 (access “Blog Posts” here)

  • Dekfzijl
  • Groningen
  • Harlingen
  • Hindeloopen
  • Stavoren
  • Bruinisse
  • Veere

UNITED KINGDOM II – ENGLAND East Coast (2016):

Blog posts numbers 66 – 70  (access “Blog Posts” here)

  • Blythe
  • Whitby
  • Lowestoft
  • Shotley
  • Queenborough
  • London
  • Levington
  • Ipswich

SCOTLAND (2016):

Blog posts numbers 45 – 65   (access “Blog Posts” here)

  • Port Ellen (Islay)
  • Gigha
  • Loch Sween
  • Tayvallich
  • Crinan
  • North West Seil Island
  • Tobermory
  • Canna
  • Loch Boisdale
  • Wizard Pool
  • Kallin Harbour
  • Loch Maddy
  • Stornoway
  • Loch Gairloch
  • Rona
  • Plockton
  • Ornsay
  • Mallaig
  • Loch Aline
  • Oban
  • Port Appin
  • Fort William
  • The Caledonian Canal (24-29)
  • Inverness
  • Buckie
  • Peterhead
  • Arbroath
  • Edinburgh (Port Edgar)
  • Eyemouth

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (2016):

Blog posts numbers 21 – 44, note we also sneak into Northern Ireland just a little  (access “Blog Posts” here)

  • Kilmore Quay
  • Waterford
  • Dunmore East
  • Ardmore Bay
  • Kinsale
  • Glandore
  • Baltimore
  • Glengarriff
  • Darrynane (& Great Skellig Island)
  • Dingle
  • Fenit
  • Inishmore (Kilronan)
  • Galway
  • Clifden
  • Inishbofin
  • Fahy Bay
  • Inishturk
  • Clew Bay
  • Achill Sound
  • Burtonport
  • Aran Road
  • Tory Island
  • Greencastle
  • Derry (Londonderry)
  • Portrush

UNITED KINGDOM – ENGLAND South West Coast & Wales (2016):

Blog posts numbers 10 – 20  (access “Blog Posts” here)

  • Dartmouth
  • Salcombe
  • Fowey
  • Falmouth
  • Newlyn
  • St Ives
  • Padstow *Red Roo’s registered home port!
  • Lundy Island
  • Milford Haven
  • Skomer Island

CHANNEL ISLANDS (2016):

Blog posts numbers 7 – 9  (access “Blog Posts” here)

  • Alderney
  • Gurnsey
  • Jersey

FRANCE (2015)

Blog posts numbers 1 – 6 (access “Blog Posts” here)

  • Tancarville
  • Le Havre
  • Honfleur
  • Ouistreham
  • Caen
  • Saint Vaast la Hougue
  • Cherbourg

2 Comments on “Our Journey

  1. Hi Phil and Maree,
    We met at the marina in Flushing. We found your blog on the internet. We can’t find much about Alliage 38 at the computer. Maybe a few another tips? Visit Middelburg by train or bike(7 km). Its much easier. On the Veerse Meer(Lake) you will find the Isle “haringvreter”. There live a lot of deers, wild cows and horses. Also Veere is a nice town. On your way up north you can also visit “Grevelingen Meer”(Lake). A nice lake with Brouwershaven as a smal harbour but there are also a few Isls. More up to the standing mast route Willemstad is a nice town. There is a new harbour outside but you can also enter the old harbour. We also dit once on our trip from Amsterdam down south. Then a last tip when you like to visit Amsterdam. Take the new marina, north on the IJ. Its situated on the old NDSM wharf. There are free ferry’s(with bike) to visit the center( direction Central station).
    We wish you both all the best with that beautyful boat of yours.

    Wout Vreeke and Yvonne de Jonge

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  2. Pingback: Au Revoir Normandy, Bonjour Brittany – working our way West – Red Roo

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