10 Hidden Gems to Visit in Devon

Even after living in Devon for nearly 6 years now we still haven’t seen half of what this beautiful county has to offer. Our excuse is that it’s a huge area and one of the largest counties in England.

Since we have been living down here we’ve discovered lots of hidden gems so we thought we’d share 10 of the best with you. A lot of these places are tucked away and can be very hard to get too, so only really for people that are up for a challenge! Continue reading “10 Hidden Gems to Visit in Devon”

10 Things to Do in Fowey Cornwall

I think every sailor has their favourite anchorages, one on our list is definitely Fowey in Cornwall. We generally sail from the River Yealm to Fowey in one go and on average it takes us about 4 hours, although we did sail straight from Fowey to our home port once which took around 9 hours! That was far too long for the kiddies and puppy and will not be repeated!  Continue reading “10 Things to Do in Fowey Cornwall”

Why you Should go on an Evening River Cruise in Budapest

Last year I made a vow to myself that I would visit at least one new country every year. This may sound fairly easy to the die-hard travellers out there but when you have two kiddies, a partner that won’t fly and a dog with severe anxiety issues it’s certainly easier said than done!  Continue reading “Why you Should go on an Evening River Cruise in Budapest”

How to Create the Perfect Personalised Christmas Cards

I have a confession to make most years I am rubbish at sending Christmas cards, some years I think I’m on top of it, I buy and write the cards, get them all ready and then forget to post them in time. Other years I have just forgotten altogether. This year however I’m determined to do it! Continue reading “How to Create the Perfect Personalised Christmas Cards”

Goodbye Oblivion & Hello Colvic Northerner Restoration Project

We’ve been a little quiet on here recently but with good reason, we’ve sold our boat Oblivion! The main reason for selling her was Phil wanted something smaller that required less maintenance as we have put our house on the market and didn’t want to have to worry about a boat as well. Continue reading “Goodbye Oblivion & Hello Colvic Northerner Restoration Project”

Polruan in Cornwall

Polruan is an ancient fishing village in South East Cornwall, looking over the Fowey river estuary. The whole village is on a steep hill, it has two pubs and one village shop. There is also a shop called the Winkle Picker down on the quay which doubles up as the post office. There is only one main road that goes through the village from the top down to the quay. During the 19th century Polruan was a major shipbuilding port. Continue reading “Polruan in Cornwall”

The River Yealm – Newton Ferrers & Noss Mayo

On the first day of our July holiday we headed over to the Yealm from Saltash. The weather wasn’t great; grey skies, poor viability and intermittent rain. Our plan was to get over to the Yealm as soon as possible so we could get settled in there for a few days whilst the weather improved.

We’ve been to the Yealm many times before, check out our child friendly sailing in the River Yealm post.

This time we had the kiddies Grandparents coming to stay with us for one night so we decided to moor on the pontoon in the Yealm. We normally just pick up a swinging mooring but we thought this would make it easier for everyone to get on and off the boat, especially as our guests weren’t ‘boaters’. Continue reading “The River Yealm – Newton Ferrers & Noss Mayo”