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The sound of silence…

The holy grail of Mediterranean sailing is finding a deserted anchorage in paradise – azure sea, unspoiled island in the background, cocktail-in-hand, and the setting sun pouring out its gold onto the water.

What a lot of photos can’t tell you is that the noise of the ship’s generator is echoing back to you from the rocky shore, and no one can hear themselves think! Not so with the Gulet Stella MarisContinue reading

Globetrotting with Victron Energy


I stumbled across Simone Monticelli (Simo) and Lucia Gambelli (Lucy) on Facebook and was delighted to discover they are fellow motorcyclists and adventurers. Having said that when it comes to adventures they leave me eating their dust and mud with their wide ranging global travels. Looking at their photos from Royal Enfield motorcycles in the Nepalese mud to Unimogs in the Saharan dust, it was with glee I noticed that telltale Victron blue in one of their photos. I needed to know more and specifically why they chose Victron Energy products for their latest expedition transport.Continue reading

Hazy days of Summer

Because our house is powered entirely by the sun, located on Exmoor, in the UK (an area noted for its ‘weather’), I wondered if now – with the mid-summer solstice just days away – might be a good time to review how our off-grid Photovoltaic system is working-out?Continue reading