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A Trip Through the Corryvrechan Whirlpools – By Marian Hutchinson

Our sailing trip through the eyes of my mother... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfmA6HS3JTs “Hold on! Hold on!” Joanna’s voice can just be heard above the pounding of the swell as Pantagruel’s bow rounds the crest of another wave and we brace ourselves for another drenching. Looking at that video clip now I smile - did she seriously think … Continue reading A Trip Through the Corryvrechan Whirlpools – By Marian Hutchinson

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Hand-in-hand through our boatyard life

Pantagruel, Micha and Jo 54º63.13’ N  009º93.06’ E, Arnis, Germany Finally my time in India was up and any remaining scraps of paper covered in scribbled calculations were tossed in the bin. We arrived at the boatyard late one evening after a 500km drive. Panta loomed above us in the darkness, like a dinosaur, standing … Continue reading Hand-in-hand through our boatyard life

The best laid schemes…

Pantagruel’s coordinates: 54º63.13’ N  009º93.06’ E, Arnis, Germany As temperatures dipped below zero, Micha and friends worked hard to take down the masts, get the boat out of the water and construct a canopy covering the deck for the winter work to begin. Micha’s coordinates: 51º36.256’ N  007º24.348’ E, Dortmund, Germany When not at the … Continue reading The best laid schemes…