Captain of my Ship

Ok, it was not a ship but only a 34-foot cruiser. And I was not the Captain by any stretch of the imagination. And yet, piloting our very own boat (after a 30 minute lesson) for 4 days on Gippsland Lakes in Victoria was an adventure. If you have ever tried parking a boat, you…

Islands of Croatia – Hvar the Celebrity

After our previous stint on a boat in Gippsland lakes (see previous blog), we had no expectations whatsoever for the Gulet. Peter didn’t even know what a Gulet was until I showed him the photos. Even then, he was happily ignorant. Unlike the motto “Plan for the worst and hope for the best“, he both…

Italy – Boating in Capri

Getting off the ferry at Capri, we were disappointed to learn that the blue grotto was closed. The seas were not calm enough and despite waiting a bit to see if the conditions changed, it was not to be. ¬†As we were heading off, we saw along the pier that there were boats for hire.…

Boating in Gippsland Lakes

Sailing on the waters off the coast of Croatia for a week. That’s on the cards for this European summer. If anyone has any tips, please feel free to send them along. The last time we sailed and slept on the boat, it was only for three nights and that was on a lake, albeit…