Discovery – Sailing Story by Dave Chamberlain

Discovery by Dave ChamberlainAll rights reserved Every time I push off from the dock I enter the magical world of discovery.  I learn something new of the weather, nature, my boat, the sea, and myself.  Discovery is the reason I sail.  There is always something new that causes me to wonder or smile. Recently I … Read moreDiscovery – Sailing Story by Dave Chamberlain

Blue-Water Essentials: “mini” Crosses the North Pacific

Blue-Water Essentials: “mini” Crosses the North Pacific by Dave Chamberlain Sailing from North America to Hawaii is the longest uninterrupted passage, from a continent to an island, in the world. Known as “crossing the pond” the plumb route, from San Diego to Hilo, is close to 2,250 nautical miles. Having no personal ambitions for such … Read moreBlue-Water Essentials: “mini” Crosses the North Pacific

Wine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 4

Wine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 4 Beware – the water can enter the locks with great force And then this boat kept coming… and coming… and coming. The hotel cruise ship ‘Camargue’We passed over the longest aqueduct in Europe, nearly half a mile long, at Briare. … Read moreWine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 4

Wine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 3

Wine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 3 Our entrance to Paris was sensational. We had by chance arrived on Pentecost Sunday when the banks of the Seine were lined with Parisians in holiday mode. On seeing the red ensign on our boat they were waving and calling … Read moreWine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 3

Wine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 2

Wine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 2 From Cherbourg, we sailed to Le Havre via the charming port of St Vaast-le-Hougue. We got held up in Le Havre – the regulations for the river compelled us to make the 70 odd mile trip to Rouen in the … Read moreWine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 2

Wine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 1

Wine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 1 by David Collinson When David Collinson set off for the Mediterranean, he took the scenic route up the Seine to Paris and down through the French rivers and canals. Here he recalls the journey with all its ups and downs … Read moreWine run to the Med: Through the canals of France – Sailing Story Parts 1