Blog Archives

English Riviera

This year our pace is more leisurely than normal, but as we all know, 2020 is not a normal year! Staying in the UK for now seems to be the most sensible option for us, so we‘ll continue our slow … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | 2 Comments

Scilly season

The lockdown for pleasure boats in England finished on 4th July (Scotland followed up a couple of weeks later). Consistent southwesterly winds held us in Whitehaven a few days more, and within a week a short period of north-westerly wind … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

UK Lockdown – month three

Well, here we are in Whitehaven…still.  I’m not complaining though. There are plenty of horror stories of other cruisers around the world either trapped in foreign countries, or worse, their world has been turned upside down due to a premature … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

UK lockdown – month two

Since we left our home port of Melbourne in early 2011, we haven’t stayed in one place longer than three months. Typically a long stay means major works on Blue Heeler. As much as I like Whitehaven, we’ve been here … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Gallery: Signs of the times

The lockdown rules in the UK have eased slightly from this week. Although the current notice (14 May) from Whitehaven Harbour is that the rules have relaxed for recreational boaters and that “there is no restriction on how far you … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , | Leave a comment