Astiplaia, a great start to the season.

After six months in Aghios Nikolaos marina it was lovely to slip our shore lines and head off exploring again. The first night was spent in Elounda, which although only an hour from the marina, gave us a chance to get back into anchoring and … Continue reading

All ship shape and ready to go.

We spent the winter on the beautiful island of Crete in the marina at Aghios Nikolaos, as well as exploring the island, walking the gorges, climbing the mountains, exploring the towns and cities we carried out many improvements to Carousel. During … Continue reading

We’ve made it to Greece.

Since arriving in the Mediterranean we have had some fantastic sailing and have done very little motoring despite being told we would have to motor everywhere. After leaving Vulcano we first stopped in Scilla on the Italian mainland for a … Continue reading

The Aeolian Islands

After leaving Sardinia we had a mixed sail to the Aeolian Islands with times of strong winds and times of absolutely no wind. We had been following the forecast whilst in Sardinia, looking for an ideal weather window to continue our … Continue reading

Carousel’s adventure in Sardinia.

We are preparing to leave Sardinia in the morning to sail down to Sicily for a quick stop en route to Greece. We have spent the last two weeks exploring the north coast of the Sardinia and surrounding archipelagos with … Continue reading

Carousel ready to leave the Balearics

After seven weeks enjoying the Balearics we are now preparing to leave and head to Greece with a short stop in Sardinia en route. We would love to see more of Sardinia but plan to leave that until our trip … Continue reading

Beautiful Es Castell, Menorca.

We have been amazed by the beauty of The Balearics especially Menorca and Cabrerra. Es Castella above is typical of the calas around the islands which offer stunning scenery and protected anchorages. We have especially fallen for the charms of … Continue reading

Cruising the Balearics.

After a month in Cartagena marina we were keen to start cruising and exploring. We had mixed feelings about the Balearics but have been very pleasantly surprised by the quality and quantity of anchorages. The islands form one of the … Continue reading