Bare facts on Formentera

Bare facts on Formentera

Formentera: A ragged blob of an island, hanging like a pendant off Ibiza’s south-west corner. The pendant’s cord is represented by an equally ragged and discontinuous isthmus, a couple of miles long,…

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Leaving Levkas

Leaving Levkas

22nd of July 2012. We’ve escaped! Finally Shindig is ready to put to sea. After weeks of frustration the new bimini is finished, the fridge has a new evaporation plate and various other tasks have been…

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Surely not! Cricket in Corfu?

Surely not! Cricket in Corfu?

So, the crack of willow on leather, the groans of some and the exultation of others as they observe a red ball skitter across a neatly cropped field pursued by puffing gents wearing white uniforms. A…

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A tale of two boatyards

A tale of two boatyards

The two boatyards starring in this blog are separated by about 30 nautical miles and over 2,500 years. The oldest, in Oiniades, Greece (see photo) once stood on the banks of the Acheloos River. Over…

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