Posted at 8:59 am , on October 24, 2018
As it can be expected the weather in Norway in September is unpredictable. When you are leaving a port with a plan to sail to your next destination, a lot can change within few moments. The plan was to leave Klokkarvik and sail to Tau, but the weather quickly changed our plans. We still have about 30 miles to Tau when the captain decided to stop at Kopervik. The storm was brewing…
Posted at 10:04 am , on October 16, 2018
Bergen came back to its normal self around midnight when the thick drops started to hit the deck. I laid in my bed listening to the rain and music draining from the night club. I could not see a thing through the hutch, where the city light created a halo. I imagined the sky heavy with clouds, grey in colour and uninviting.
Posted at 12:47 pm , on August 11, 2018
The only way to stop at Santorini overnight is to find one of the eight floating metal barrels and try to use it as a mooring. These barrels are old and rusty so you need to be very careful when trying to attach the boat to it. You go bow in, jump on a barrel (as you can imagine it is floating and not very stable) and then you need to try to find the best place to attach the line. If more than one sailing boat is using the barrel, it is a good idea to attach to each other, as the swell will be moving everyone around in the same direction. A lot of fenders on both boats is a good idea too.
If you look carefully, you will see the barrels the boats are attached to
Posted at 8:39 am , on November 23, 2016
In my humble opinion the Germans are undisputed kings of the Christmas Markets.
Their gluhwein is one of the best I have ever tasted, full of flavours and spices, helping to keep you warm on the cold winter evenings. The food they serve is simple and so good, that every time I am in Berlin my stomach is aching and full to the limits. The atmosphere is warm and the crowds do not bother me really, although sometimes it means queening to the stand serving grilled salmon.
Posted at 3:11 pm , on October 26, 2016
What is a “white lie”?
Simply put it is an action of stretching the truth to an acceptable state. Acceptable enough means having something in common with the facts. The white lie is a great marketing strategy. The borderline between the actual lie and the truth is very very thin, and the whole thing is not a lie entirely. But it is not the truth either… All depends on the interpretation really. Like with Vida Nova and Onda Nova – the wines signed by Sir Cliff Richard. Indicating by his signature that they were created at his vinery, from the grapes grew on his vineyard, and he was the sole creator of this delicious beverage. Adega do Cantor is a perfect example of using a white lie strategy as a marketing tool. Not very successfully though, as it seems that the Birch family is thinking about selling the whole estate…