You never enjoy the world aright, till the Sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens, and crowned with the stars - Thomas Traherne

Being on the move – seems normal but still a lot is new to us

We left for Syvota after having seen enough of Corfu airport. As there are the usual suspects of 737 and A320, after a while it became somewhat boring. In Syvota, we set anchor in a channel in between two inhabited islands close to yet another “Blue lagoon”. How many blue lagoons will we have seen…
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Arrival in Greece

Beginning of a June, after a short second vaccination trip to Germany along with a visit to Annemaries godchild in Hannover, we set off to Greece and left Syracuse bay behind. For this trip, a friend of ours, Frank joined us and teached us plenty of tips and tricks again around the boat.First, we sailed…
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The journey begins: First stop Malta

End of May, just before leaving, our Mercury 9.9 outboard suddenly stopped working. After going full speed, it rolled back and would not start again. After a few times cleaning the carburetor it was hit and miss, it would not run continuously. In trying to find he root cause we changed the filters, spark plugs,…
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A visit at home

After a week of sail training, we set off back to Germany end of March. After a full 22h of driving more or less nonstop across Italy, we finally reached lake Chiemsee in Bavaria, Germany and were greeted with a “Weißwurstfrühstück”, a traditional Bavarian sausage for breakfast. The original reason for traveling back home was…
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Just an ordinary day…

You might ask how the typical daily routine looks like aboard. Obviously, despite the COVID isolation and loneliness, each day holds something new. But our daily routine more or less looks like that:After waking up, Christian checks the latest news while Annemarie enjoys getting back to bed for a while with a large mug of…
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World-Pangolin-Day!

Today, this year 20th of February it is World-Pangolin-Day! We would like to take this opportunity to create awareness of the difficult situation of the Pangolins. We are often asked what a Pangolin is. Pangolins are scaly animals which are endemic in Asia and Africa. They are a highly endangered species as because of their…
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Time is flying

We are on Sicily for nearly four months now. The initial plan was to head eastwards begin of April if the pandemic regulations allow that. Sicily is no longer in zone “red” but “orange” since a few days which means rules are no longer as strict as before. However, there is not too much time…
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Pangolin on board

May I introduce: Sailor Chibi! We have a new room mate since today. Chibi has come a long way from Denmark to join us on our journey. He was traveling for nearly four weeks and came from the hands of Michelle Jernberg at “Demis plush corner”. Michelle makes cute little creatures as handcrafted individuals. Being…
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Sail training with Christine and Frank

Shortly after we have acquired our new floating home, we started with some sail training. In August 2020 all four of us flew into Fertilia on Sardinia: Christine and Frank from Freising (close to Munich, Germany) and Annemarie and Christian from Cologne, Germany. A full week of discovering all aspects of our new boat, trying…
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Christmas 2020

Originally, we planned to book flights to Germany and stay with our families for Christmas. Because of the COVID pandemic and subsequently strict quarantine rules, we have made the tough decision to cancel all plans for traveling and stay in Licata. A seminar for “at sea” medical emergencies in January also had to be cancelled.…
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