Category: New Posts

That sinking feeling

We have a boat, we have done our apprenticeship – successfully sailing over 8,600 nautical miles over four years through 16 countries.  Does this mean we don’t make mistakes?  Nope, it certainly does not! We made a big one, so big that Red Roo… Continue Reading “That sinking feeling”

We WON!

🏆😊 Early in 2019 Red Roo was awarded the “Lacey Trophy” from ‘The Cruising Association’ for Best Blog & Website Covering a Cruising Year – 2018 … Yay Us! As a result we have been published/featured (a whopping 5 page spread!) in “Cruising” magazine… Continue Reading “We WON!”

Morocco to Spain via Australia

It was well and truly time to get back on the water and after spending winter, a wonderful 3 months in Morocco, followed by an unplanned 6 week trip back to Australia our scheduled January departure for our 2019 sailing adventures into the Mediterranean… Continue Reading “Morocco to Spain via Australia”

Chefchaouen & The Rif Mountains – Winter in Morocco

The new year arrived in Morocco and whilst the weather is mild for winter to say the least, the winds have been having a bit of a blow so we decided to stay for an extra couple of weeks before heading into the Mediterranean.… Continue Reading “Chefchaouen & The Rif Mountains – Winter in Morocco”

Morocco Part II Exploring Inland

Marrakech, Atlas Mountains, Sahara Desert & Fes We were both very keen to explore more of Morocco than just the coast and Tangier so after learning the best and worst bits from fellow boaters who had recently done the same and advice from friend… Continue Reading “Morocco Part II Exploring Inland”

Another Year on Red Roo Our 2018 Wrap Up

Wow – another year over and it has absolutely flown by, I can’t believe we have been doing this for three and a half years now and have just spent our 4th Christmas on the boat!  We have the rigging of the Christmas boat… Continue Reading “Another Year on Red Roo Our 2018 Wrap Up”

We Made it to Morocco – Part I Tangier

Our last sail of the year (2018) was a little jaunt across to Africa 😀 🌍 just a mere 25 nautical miles from Barbate, Spain to Tangier, Morocco.  There was fog and no wind early but it cleared and by 9:30 we were on… Continue Reading “We Made it to Morocco – Part I Tangier”

Cruising to Cádiz

Splash 💦 after all our hard work redoing the waterline and new anti-foul we are back in the water and making great speed.  Its amazing how quick Red Roo can go when she isn’t dragging barnacles and growth along with her! Our first mission was… Continue Reading “Cruising to Cádiz”

Our First Haul Out

After three years we finally got around to hauling out Red Roo for some much needed care and maintenance on her hull. Phil had a weeks head start before Maree arrived back from the UK following her exile as part of the ongoing Schengen… Continue Reading “Our First Haul Out”

Lisbon to Faro

Having offloaded Maree back in Figueira da Foz to fly back to the UK for the “Shengen  Shuffle” and dropped William in Lisbon it was solo time on Red Roo. The plan being to get quickly down and around the Portuguese coast and back… Continue Reading “Lisbon to Faro”