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”

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”

Planning a Sailing Trip to the Isles of Scilly

We have talked about it for a few years now but it’s looking like it might actually happen this year; I’m talking about our sailing trip to the Isles of Scilly. We have been putting it off year after year because of all the logistics of getting there.

Planning a sailing trip to the Isles of Scilly

We estimate (weather permitting of course) that it will take us 4 days just to get there. That means that 8 days are taken up with just the travelling there and back which would mean Phil having to book 2 weeks off work to make it happen. This in the past has been impossible because of workload, this year however is looking hopeful. Continue reading “Planning a Sailing Trip to the Isles of Scilly”

Day One in Budapest

Last week I went to Budapest for the first time with my Mother and Sister. We had exactly 48 hours to see as much of the city as we could. Today I thought I’d share with you what we got up to on the first full day.

Day One Budapest

Day One

We stayed in the Aquamarina hotel which is just outside the main city in Rómaifürdő, district 3. Our first obstacle was to actually get into the city centre. We asked the receptionist at the hotel about catching a bus and the answer we got was “no, buses no good”. We weren’t really sure Continue reading “Day One in Budapest”

Budapest Travel Plan

budapest travel plan

In two weeks time I shall be traveling to Budapest with my Mum and Sister for a 4 day break. Obviously we are not going by boat but we are staying on a boat on the River Danube. It’s called the Aquamarina Hotel. I’ve never stayed in a floating hotel before so I’m excited to see what it’s like.

I’m incredibly nervous about the flight as I’m not a good flyer and I haven’t been on a plane for over 8 years now! Luckily though it’s only a short flight from London; around 2 and a half hours. Continue reading “Budapest Travel Plan”

2 Free Tickets for the Family Travel Show

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This year we have been invited along to the Family Travel Show in London. Unfortunately we are unable to make it as it is on the weekend that we plan to take the boat out of the water for the Winter. We lay her up at Lynher Boatyard in Polbathic, Cornwall and the only way to the yard is up a very narrow and shallow creek. Having the right tide is essential to make this happen without going aground and it just happens that the show is on that weekend. The next tide that we’d be able to do this on is in December which is far too late for us as Phil has a lot of work to do on her this Winter and needs as much time as he can to make this happen. Continue reading “2 Free Tickets for the Family Travel Show”