Category: New Posts

9 Days & 155 Nautical Miles in Albania

We could see Albania from our final anchorage at Corfu in Greece and it took us just over 3 hours to arrive.  Albania is country number 24 on the great adventures aboard Red Roo.  We called the Sarandë Harbour Master on the VHF and… Continue Reading “9 Days & 155 Nautical Miles in Albania”

Off Again, Sailing into 2022

We couldn’t believe it was May already, and we are only just leaving the marina.  Well I guess we didn’t park up until November last year and the winter flew by with so much work on the boat and lots of travel in Turkiye.… Continue Reading “Off Again, Sailing into 2022”

Travelling Turkiye III – Gallipoli

After two weeks touring the Black Sea, North East, Central Turkey & Istanbul, we headed back to the boat to catch our breath for just 3 days before heading off again (just ourselves this time) on our final Turkey adventure in a hire car… Continue Reading “Travelling Turkiye III – Gallipoli”

Travelling Turkiye II – Istanbul

We spent three full days in Istanbul and thoroughly enjoyed it.  For a city with a population of 15.6 million the old central historical area, whilst busy wasn’t too overwhelming for us in regards to people or bustle.  Our accommodation was in ‘Sultanahmet’ the… Continue Reading “Travelling Turkiye II – Istanbul”

Travelling Turkiye – The Black Sea & Inland Train

With Red Roo having been booked and paid into the marina for a six month stay (which was our most cost effective choice given we needed to haul out and and to also get Turkish residency for the winter), we took advantage and used… Continue Reading “Travelling Turkiye – The Black Sea & Inland Train”

Red Roo Winter Makeover

Check out our 3 minute video below which condenses a month of work on Red Roo out of the water in Turkey this winter! Details of the work (listed in previous blog post Talking Turkey) It was a long 7 step process; Hand sand… Continue Reading “Red Roo Winter Makeover”

Talking Turkey

Winter has again flown by so quickly, we have been at the dock since mid November and upon arrival it felt like we had so much time to do all we wanted but time goes so quickly, and we are now planning our last… Continue Reading “Talking Turkey”

2021 The Year That Was …

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… Continue Reading “2021 The Year That Was …”

Exploring Cappadocia – Turkey

We had been in Turkey 3 weeks, Red Roo was safe and secure in the marina, our most pressing and immediate winter jobs underway (many more to go, but they could wait until the new year) and we were itching to get out and… Continue Reading “Exploring Cappadocia – Turkey”

To Turkey in Two Hours

It was just 2 hours – 11 nautical miles to Turkey (Datça), it was within sight the whole time.  In fact it had been insight for the last week as we finished the last few islands in Greece which are just off the Turkish… Continue Reading “To Turkey in Two Hours”