“Whatever your goal is you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears and fly”

125. Portofino & Cinque Terre

After visiting Genua, one of the oldest cities in Europe, we picked up sailing again along the coast of Italy. We are still sailing the Northern part of Italy, which is called The Italian Riviera, which is synonymous with Italy’s Liguria region, the Mediterranean coastline starting at San Remo, alle the way to the border […]

124. Back to Holland. For 2,5 weeks

We left the catamaran in an Italian harbor end of August to come to the Netherlands. This was at the invitation of Nautisch Kwartier in Stavoren, the boatdealer from which we bought the catamaran in 2019. They invited us in 2022 as well, to tell about our worldtrip sailing on the Hiswa te Water in […]

122. Upgrades and maintenance

It’s time for an update on our upgrades and maintenance. Because as a sailor you are always in the ‘Bermuda triangle’, ‘suck’ into 1 of these 3: upgrades, maintenance or repairs. There is no escape of this ‘Bermuda Triangle’, it’s part of your lifestyle when you are a sailor.   Last time I wrote about […]

Nr 121. Viva Italia! San Remo & Genua

After my brother jumped on board at Menton, the last city in the Southeast of France before the border, we sailed into Italy! We were very excited to do so after 3 months of sailing the South of France and to have received many lovely guests this summer in the Cote d’Azur. You actually don’t […]

Nr 120. Monaco

It was time to sail into Monaco, officially called ‘Principality of Monaco’ which is a sovereign microstate on the French Riviera. It’s quite a special place. I made a picture of the whole country of Monaco, never before I got an entire country in 1 picture 😊. The more I read about Monaco, the more […]

Nr 119. Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Slow traveling is very applicable to sailing: you sail about 10 km per hour, about 50 km per day and then you are in a beautiful place for a few days to look around or you are in a beautiful bay. And slow traveling it certainly is on the Cote d’Azur this summer, because there […]

Nr 118. Concerts of The Weeknd and Nile Rodgers & CHIC

East to the Bay of Cannes, is the Golfe Juan. It is another great bay at the French Riviera where there are lots of nice villages and beautiful coastlines. We have visited Juan-les-Pins and Antibes. Water activities It is great to be at the Cote d’Azur during this summertime! A lot of water activities are […]

Nr 117. Cannes

We left the Bay of Saint-Tropez and sailed to Cannes. We have been in Cannes before, famous for the ‘Palais des Festivals et des Congrès’ where the Film Festival is held every May, but we experienced a few surprises there now that we would see it from the waterfront! CannesWe visited the city of Cannes, […]

Nr 116. Saint-Tropez

After a good time on the island of Porquerolles, we left the bay, heading for Saint-Tropez. We had a westerly wind, so the first part of the sailing trip was right on the back of the boat. For your sail handling, we set our mainsail out as much as possible so that it picks up […]

Nr 115. Islands of Hyères

I love islands! I was born on an island (Goeree-Overflakkee), when I was 18 I left the island to ‘the other side’  as they called it (the big city of Rotterdam) to study there and live there. But I never lost that feeling of how great is it to just be 5 minutes away from […]