Provisioning Pixie

Thick ice coated the marina pontoons, threatening to throw any unsuspecting well-wishers swiftly over the side and in to the glassy calm marina water. We huddled around Pixie, shuffling our feet to stop our toes from freezing while Bill busied himself stowing lines & fenders, starting the engine and wiping away the tears threatening to…

The Ultimate Boating Spreadsheet

Over the years I have had a number of different notebooks, documents and spreadsheets for recording all sorts of various things boating related and I recently decided to collate them all together in to one super handy spreadsheet that you can use too! I have left all the detail boxes blank so that you can…

Perfect Provisioning for a Passage

So, you are sailing off to a lovely tropical island… great! But what are you going to eat on the trip? Especially when you can’t just nip down to the supermarket and grab some extra supplies – (Not that I do that anyway – I hate supermarket shopping – the un-steerable trolleys, the dawdling people,…

New Caledonia Cruising Tips

We are just back from cruising New Caledonia on a friends yacht. We had such a great time (post to come later on today hopefully) and we learn’t a few things along the way that might also come in handy for you if you plan to visit any time soon. Location New Caledonia is located…