Ups and Downs

October 9, 2016 in TearAway, Travelogue

So much unknown work to be done before taking off… here’s why we’ve been quiet for three weeks.

Walk Like an Egyptian

September 23, 2016 in Africa, Egypt, Travelogue

“You like Egyptian!!” Is yelled at me at least five times a day, by jolly shop keepers and tea shop owners as I wander by. They point at my head […]

Pre-departure Departure

September 18, 2016 in TearAway, Travelogue

With an engine finally ready to go, and a place secured for TearAway to get hauled out, we set off for Kingston.

Egypt Part Two: The Sun God and the River Nile

September 18, 2016 in blog, Egypt, Travelogue

The sun really is the god of Egypt It isn’t hard to imagine why Ra reigned supreme in Egyptian mythology. The sun controls everything here, not just the rhythm of […]

Progress Feels Good!

September 16, 2016 in TearAway, Travelogue

After weeks of waiting and seemingly endless frustrations as one thing after another hindered our progress, we’ve finally had a couple days of good stuff. Yesterday, I spent many hours […]

Engine Repair Progress

September 13, 2016 in blog, TearAway

Determining whether the leak is an integral engine failure or something we can deal with temporarily to get the boat to a mechanic.

Finding the Real Cairo

September 13, 2016 in Africa, Egypt, Travelogue

Cairo does not exist inside the fantastic Egyptian Museum… …lined, shoulder to shoulder, two floors and endless rooms full of sarcophagi, canopic jars, pottery, deities, carvings of every sort, all […]

Marvelous Milan

September 11, 2016 in Europe, Italy

There are no souls in the ossuary chapels, only bones. Bones of old men and of children. Bones of the pious and the damned. Bones of criminals, heads lopped off […]

Good News, Bad News

September 10, 2016 in TearAway, Travelogue

The good news is: The exhaust is connected!
The bad news is: There’s a leak.

Lake Como, Italy… Mountains, Beaches and Wow

September 10, 2016 in blog, Italy

It’s the colours that make this lake spectacular. The kaleidoscope that paints the mountains as the sun turns through the sky, dropping individual crystals of the glowing mosaic into place, […]