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Sailing to Greece on a budget

last Solon post

Towards the end of our stay in Greece 2015, we took the plunge and went for a 41 Westerly OceanLord  called Loco ,bought from our friends Les and Tina, a boat we had known for over a year. She is … Continue reading

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Hitch Hiking Two weeks afloat again

Taking a break from the tedious task of hunting down our replacement boat, we were offered the chance to go sailing with Steve and Chris to help them try out their new main sail and cutter configuration. Steve is an … Continue reading

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Solon Sails Away….. without us this time

They say the two happiest days of a sailor’s life is the day he buys a yacht and the day he sells her. We, however, had mixed emotions as we stood on the quay and watched her new American owner … Continue reading

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Swapping snow for Sunshine !!

What a contrast it was from Sunsoaked Greece with its clear blue waters and Tavernas and relaxed slow lifestyle to the snowladen mountains of the Alps and its mountain restaurants and the pace of keeping the clients happy each week … Continue reading

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A winter in Leros

This time last year we had a busy social life which eased our 6 week working schedule on Solon; BBQ, Quiz night, music night (rehearsals for Noah on various boats which got him off work early!)  Exercise classes for Nelly … Continue reading

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Nelly is back and the work begins in earnest

Well it was always going to happen. Jenny was going to have a baby, yes and Nelly was quite rightly always going to jump ship to go and see him. Solon has even been removed from the desktop on the … Continue reading

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Ferries From Leros to Kos to Bodrum to Kos to Leros + Hotels

Noah and Nelly decided the best way to drop Nellie at Bodrum airport would be to leave the boat in Leros where it would be safe and take the ferries which were pretty reasonable Leros – Kos on the very … Continue reading

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