Well, this chapter could be titled “How I nearly failed my Yachtmaster Exam” – but instead we’ll settle for “We passed!!” It’s been a very hectic few months – we completed our Sea Survival course in May – it was really excellent and I can’t recommend it enough. No one wants the first time you […]
Well, it’s been a long time between updates, and so much happened in the meantime! I’ve done a quick summary of each key event during those few weeks…. We did our first “proper” passage on the boat over the Easter weekend – we’d planned for a few weeks to head over to the Isle of […]
Well, there had been plenty going on since our last entry – all of the paperwork for the boat was finalised, and we could now officially call ourselves boat owners! This would usually call for some sort of celebration, but unfortunately, at this point, I had been laid up in bed for a full week […]
It’s been a busy few weeks! This post was written from the office on my second work day of 2019, after a very busy Christmas season. In our last post, I wrote about having the survey done, and we subsequently received the full detailed report. The report didn’t bring up any surprises, but as all […]
I’m not sure where the idea of our sailing adventure started. It’s always been something we’ve talked about over the years, initially as some abstract idea in the distant future, but gradually forming itself into a real and tangible plan, with spreadsheets and budgets and paperwork and route plans. There have been many steps in […]
Éalú (pronounced “Ay-lou”) means escape, evasion, (unheeded) elopement. As you all know by now, we have decided to jack in the 9-5 (9 – 9:15 in Martys case) and head off on an adventure in our new boat “Ealu”. More posts and blogs of our adventure to follow.
Hi there, and welcome to the Sailing Éalú blog! Since we decided to take the leap and head off on our little boat, we’ve had so much interest from family, friends and colleagues about our plans and what we’re up to, that we decided to keep a blog of our travels. Here you’ll be able […]