North Sea Crossing

53°52.05’N 008°42.99’E Pantagruel, Micha and Jo, Cuxhaven, Germany Pantagruel, Micha and I reunited in Cuxhaven at the entrance of the River Elbe. We’d been monitoring the weather in the north sea - a potentially formidable stretch of water, standing between us and our next destination port; Edinburgh. To reach the NE coast of England we … Continue reading North Sea Crossing


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…