A Quick Update

We have spent the last week or so in Olympic Marina near Laviron waiting for a part for our anchor windlass. The anchor chain was replaced over the winter and the new chain just doesn’t work well with...

Wind in the Adriatic

The Bora is wreaking havoc with our sailing plans this month. We’re currently in harbor again on the island of Cres on waiting for another Bora wind to start. Fortunately this event is expected to be ...

Venice, Finally!

It is about a 9-12 hour sail to Venice from Grado. We decided to cover this distance over 2 days because it was important to arrive in Venice early to savour the experience of arriving in Venice by sa...

Grado – our first stop in Italy

Grado was our first Italian stop. We all love Italian food and so were very excited to visit Italy and eat! The northern Adriatic coastline of Italy is not known for having lots of sheltered bays so w...

Slovenia

Slovenia is not a place that Jack and I had planned to spend much time. We didn’t set out to buy a boat in Slovenia. It was more a case of, “where in the world is there a boat that we can afford”, and...

The Boat

Vesna is a Bavaria 44 built in 2002. The boat is 14m long and nearly 5m wide. She has 4 cabins, 2 heads (bathrooms) and a large combined galley/saloon area with loads of storage space. Considering her...

Our Story

We’re Jack, Julia, Declan, Reuben and Ivy; a family of Aussies from Perth, Western Australia so it goes without saying that we love sun and the ocean. Since 2013, we have lived in the US Pacific...