Buzzing along Spain’s South Coast

Dolphins off Costa Blanca, Spain

Spain’s southern Mediterranean coast has been a magnet for British and northern European holidaymakers since the 1960 and 70s. Temperatures stay warmer longer and when the north of the continent is plunging into a dark, wet winter, promise of beaches, sunshine and a cheap holiday attracts them in droves. Alas, this migration of visitors and ex-pats has also resulted in the worst kind of mass ... Continue Reading

A lesser-travelled path via the Peloponnese

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With a sick passenger offloaded as we sat on the tarmac in Abu Dhabi and an aborted landing and recircle of Athens Airport – our already tight connection to a domestic Olympic Air flight had shrunk from 1.5 hours to barely 45 minutes. Following a weary 30 hours travel, I was mentally preparing myself to forgo our next flight, find storage for our heavy bags and book an expensive night at an Athens ... Continue Reading

Dalmatian delights

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Our last destination report found us berthed in charming Mali Losinj’s central harbour. In the few weeks following that stop, we’ve anchored in several peaceful bays including Molat and Dugi Otok Islands, and we also lucked out with the weather for a stunning day to cruise by the rocky yet somehow mystical national park islands of Kornati. We stopped a night at Murter where the boat had been on ... Continue Reading

Swapping cameras

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 Up until today, majority of photos on the blog have been from my trusty point-and-shoot camera. If you’re in the market for a new compact digital camera it’s a Canon Powershot SX220 HS and takes easy, vibrant photos with plenty of cool features like 'colour accent'. Though a recent hello email from a friend, who was also the inspiring teacher of a photography course I attended almost two years ... Continue Reading