Saturday, September 18, 2021

 ...and for 2021 we now have "Seraphim IV".

Is a big trip on the horizon again?

Monday, December 23, 2019

The blog has been very quite as we have been living a shore based life.

But look what we have just bought...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A new yacht

The blog has been quite for a while (well a few years!) as we settled into shore life.

But we now have a new yacht - a completely re-fitted Contest 36.

What next......

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

We've moved again!

After eighteen months of shore based life, we have moved again to another lovely thatched cottage, near Fordingbridge on the edge of The New Forest. It has taken at least this long to settle down after almost eight years of cruising and it has not been an easy transition. However things are beginning to get onto an even keel and we have achieved a great deal since our return.

The brokerage has gone from strength to strength, the children are doing extremely well at school and the book Sailaway has been a great success. Seraphim now has a new berth at the top of the Hamble and she will get some well deserved attention this spring. Time to start planning the next trip....

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sail Away. A book by Nicola Rodriguez

My book Sail Away published by Wiley Nautical is now available on  Amazon.

′A must for all aspiring ocean adventurers.′ (Yachting Monthly)

Author Nicola Rodriguez dared to dream the impossible—seeing the world with her family of four. With careful planning (and the gift of yachting equipment), her dream came true, allowing her to travel by yacht for four years while raising her family. In Sail Away, she offers practical guidance for the would–be adventurer—including choosing a boat, planning a round–the–world route, as well as a realistic look at the pros and cons of living on a boat. With information on safety, communications, children, insurance, and budgeting, this helpful guide will show anyone how to start their once in a lifetime journey.
With careful guidance on each step of the preparation process, the book also includes extensive information on routes and destinations around Europe, the Caribbean, the Pacific, and beyond.
  • Includes only tried–and–tested advice–based on the author′s own experience as well as many others she met in her travels
  • Offers advice on coping with life ashore at the end of your adventure
  • The author is a respected yachting journalist, who contributes to Yachting Monthly, Yachting World, and Sail magazines
  • Illustrated with beautiful photographs taken by Nicola′s husband, John
Whether you′re opting to cash in your savings, making use of your pension, or taking a sabbatical from your daily routine, this inspirational, practical guide shows you how to take the plunge and Sail Away."

Order your copy direct from Amazon here

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Back afloat

Well sort of.

We have moved Seraphim to a swinging mooring in Poole and this is her new view.
Its peaceful and reminds us of our travels.