Category: England

Pirates of Disneyland

I know its a total contradiction to the idea of a break but we have returned from our break even more exhausted than when we left, BUT with massive smiles on our faces and so very very happy after spending some very special time…

Ipswich

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  London was decorated very elaborately much more so than we see in Australia but I guess the winter weather suits it better over this side of the globe. The marina at Ipswich is running a best…

London

  Made it to the big smoke – whoo hoo but it wasn’t without a little excitement, not everything went to plan.  We had to motor all day against with the wind dead against us and half a day also pushing the tide and…

Queenborough

A full day on the water brought us into Queenborough right on dark (the days are definitely getting shorter).  This is the best spot to stop around the mouth of the Themes.  All set to go up to London tomorrow.  Didn’t go to shore…

Shotley

Making good time and our booking confirmed in London in two days time the 9th of November (with our Aussie visitor arriving on the 11th November). We stopped for the weekend at Shotley as it was the closest place (without going miles up the…

Blythe, Whitby & Lowestoft

Time to make tracks again leaving Scotland and heading south for the big smoke London!  We have 9 days before our visitor (Maree’s Mum) arrives from Australia and we plan on being berthed in the River Themes at least the day before she arrives…hopefully! …

Lundy Island

Our first encounter with fog, thick fog, frightening fog.  We had sailed north from Padstow and anchored for the night on the west of the island.  Slept well and arose to a calm sea and got organised to sail on (we had no intentions…

Padstow – May Day!

We were also fortunate enough to be in Padstow for May Day. To be in the very centre of this event in the harbour was a truly magical experience, the celebrations are all around the harbour and the festivities started days before and went…

Padstow – Red Roo’s Home Port

And here we are Padstow Red Roo’s registered home port – a milestone!!!  The boat has never been here (until now) being built and brought in France however when purchased it had to be re-registered and with Phil having dual passports (UK and Australian)…

St Ives

The fish are getting bigger (just) but still not big enough to keep, but encouraging none the less.  Passed around lands end (the most south west part of England) to anchor in the bay of St Ives for the night.  Didn’t go to shore…